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Easy Courgette-Prawn Curry

Easy Courgette-Prawn Curry

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 2
Calories 95 kcal


  • 300g prawns
  • 350g courgette cut into small cubes
  • ½ onion cut into julienne
  • ½ teaspoon nigella seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil


  • Clean the prawns: separate the head and remove the intestine. Keep the heads aside.
  • Cut the courgette into small cubes.
  • Put a pan with oil on medium-high heat. When it is hot, add the Nigella seeds and wait until sizzling.
  • Then add the prawn heads and sauté for a few seconds so that they release all the flavour and remove them.
  • Add the onion and fry until golden. Add turmeric, red chilli powder with a little splash of water so they do not burn.
  • Fry for a few seconds. Add the chopped courgettes and the salt. Sauté for a few seconds and add half a glass (about 100ml) of water.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the courgettes are tender.
  • Add the clean prawns and mix. Cook them for two-three minutes or until the prawns are pink and plump.
  • Turn off the heat. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves, mix, and cover again.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and then serve with hot rice.