Prawn kanji curry

Prawn kanji curry

This is a very interesting traditional recipe from the kitchen of a community popular by the name "East Indians".The name may often be misleading because the community does not involve people who hail from the Eastern part of India.But the people of this small community belong to  some parts of Maharashtra and Northern Konkan region and some parts of Goa.The main ingredient of this dish is rice gruel or kanji which is extremely healthy rich in carbohydrate and vitamin B complex.Though spicy ,it is a natural coolant and prevents heat stroke.
Course Main Course
Cuisine East Indian
Keyword seafood, seafood lovers
Servings 4 persons
Author indrani


  • Prawns or shrimps deveined(medium size10 to 15
  • Fish fillets 4 to 5 cut into bite sized pieces
  • Rice gruel 4 to 5 cups
  • Green chilies 5 to 6
  • Coconut 1/2 cup desiccated
  • Garlic  8 to 9 cloves
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • turmeric a pinch
  • Cumin powder 1 tbsp
  • Onions chopped 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves optonal 4 to 5
  • Zucchini 1 cup chopped
  • Bottle gourd 1/2 cup chopped to bite sized pieces
  • Pumpkin 1/2 cup cubed
  • brinjals or aubergines chopped 1 cup into big pieces
  • Ladies finger or okra 5 to 6


  1. This dish is mainly served with steamed rice.So boil 2 cups of rice  with 4 to 5 cups of water.
  2. When the rice is cooked  ,strain the gruel into a pot .
  3. Make a smooth paste of garlic,green chillies and coconut.
  4. In a pan add a tbsp of oil add chopped onions and curry leaves.
  5. Add the vegetables.
  6. Add the green paste.
  7. Add a tbsp of cumin and coriander powder and stir.
  8. Add the rice gruel and boil.
  9. Add salt as per taste and a pinch of turmeric.
  10. add the prawns and fish fillets.
  11. Boil on medim heat covered till the gravy is thick  and the vegetables are cooked
  12. Add coconut milk and stir.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.