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Prawn Pollichathu

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Prawn Pollichathu

  • Non Veg
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy



Prawn Pollichathu is another one of Malabar’s iconic prawn recipes that combine prawns and curry. Not only are prawns the centerpiece of this but the spices also serve as excellent complements. The curry is smooth and has a rich creaminess of its own. It is one of the best curry related dishes from India by far.

Health benefits:

  • It is a great source of protein as a single prawn has nearly 25 grams of protein.
  • There are only 115 calories in 100 grams of prawn.
  • They’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids which makes them really good for the heart.
  • They have vitamin B6, B12 and Niacin.
  • They’re also a good source of Sodium.
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How to Make Prawn Pollichathu

  • Make sure that you clean the prawns properly before boiling them.
  • Now marinate the prawns in a mixture of chili powder, turmeric, salt and lime.
  • Keep mixing them properly for 10 minutes.
  • Now heat oil in a separate pan.
  • Pour the prawns into the pan and sauté them.
  • Keep them on a low flame and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Keep them aside once done.
  • Now, heat oil in a different pan and fry the mustard and fenugreek seeds.
  • Now add the curry leaves and rest of the ingredients.
  • Then add some fish stock.
  • Sauté this mixture until the onions and shallots turn golden.
  • Keep stirring until the mixture thickens up.
  • Once the prawns are dark brown, add coconut milk.
  • Cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Serve with boiled or fried rice.


  • A group of a 100 or more shrimps are known as “Schools”
  • Shrimp are forbidden in Judaism.

Shrimps are the most common food allergens.


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