Prawn Curry (Jinga Patia Curry)

Prawn curry recipe belongs to South Indian and Thai cuisines. Also known as Jhinga Patia Curry, it is cooked with peeled prawns, coriander, chillies, onions and garlic. Eating it once would leave you desiring for more.

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1 lb. Peeled Prawns
8 oz. Fresh Coriander
2 Green Chillies
2 Dry Red Chillies
1 lb. Onions
Oil for frying
1 Clove Garlic
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin Seeds
½ Teaspoon Pepper
½ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
2 ½ oz. Can Tomato Purée
1 oz. Ground Tamarind
1 Tablespoon Flour
½ Pint (U.S. 1 ¼ cups) Water
How to make Prawn Curry (Jinga Patia Curry)


Devein prawns and sprinkle with salt.
Wash coriander and pluck the leaves from stalks.
Finely mince the stalks with one green and one red chilli.
Combine with the prawns.
Now finely mince the onions, remaining chillies, garlic and 1 teaspoon coriander leaves.
Brown the onions in some oil.
Add garlic, coriander leaves, cumin, pepper and turmeric and fry for five minutes.
Add prawns, tomato purée and tamarind.
Lower the heat and cook for five minutes.
Mix flour with enough of the water to make a paste and add to the prawns.
Stir in remaining water and cook to thicken, stirring continuously.
Serve with rice.

Prawn curry is a spicy treat to enjoy when weather is cold. Since November starts, fishing season begins as well and therefore fresh fish, prawns and other kinds of seafood is available fresh and in fine quality. Prawn curry is prepared in different parts especially you would find Indian, Thai and Goan prawn curries. offers the South Indian prawn curry recipe which is very spicy and scrumptious. You would always like to enjoy prawns this way. If you can source some prawns in the near future, you must enjoy them by preparing tasteful prawn curries.

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Is prawn curry (jinga patia curry) perfect for a rainy season or not? because these days it seems it will be raining. I saw it was raining in Islamabad couple of days ago. There are lots of indian recipes that are in my cooking queue.

  • Mehrak, Lahore

Let prawns come and then i will be making its curry with the help of your recipe. I am fond of new tastes and while walking through your website, I spotted this prawn curry. Will make it soon and give a treat to my family. :)

  • Beenish, Chaklala

Hi, my name is salma. I am looking to make prawn curry recipe with the help of My husband likes seafood recipes and he keeps buying fish and prawns and I am thinking to make this curry for him and children.

  • Maham, Lahore

Kindly divide it with point wise. how every i have tried your recipes its truly very much nice specially it has a very good spicy taste.

  • hamna, karachi

prawn is a superb food specially for winter season. i like many kind of prawn recipe specially prawn biryani however jinga curry is also really very good.

  • raheela, multan