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You will learn how to make one of the most famous dishes from South India, Jheenga Moilee.

Jheenga Moilee is a delicious, creamy and rich coconut based curry. Here, Rohit makes this recipe with fresh prawns. This is a fantastic dish for entertaining and takes hardly any time at all. 


  • 12-15x Peeled prawns

  • Ginger garlic paste

  • Salt

  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil

  • 3-4x Garlic cloves, minced

  • 20g Finely Julienned fresh ginger

  • 4 Green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 10 Fresh curry leaves, finely sliced

  • 200g Onion, finely sliced

  • 1 tsp Ground turmeric

  • 1 tsp Mustard seed

  • 400ml Coconut milk

  • 6x Cherry tomatoes (optional)

  • Pinch turmeric powder


  1. Marinate prawns with pinch of turmeric, ginger garlic paste and salt keep them aside.

  2. To make the sauce, heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add the Mustard seeds and curry leaves and chopped onion.

  3. Then add fresh ginger, green chilli and chopped garlic.

  4. Cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until onion is translucent.

  5. Add the ground turmeric and salt and then stir for 1 minute further.

  6. Add marinated prawns in to onion masala and cook for 2-3 min, all the while mixing.

  7. Add coconut milk, bring to the boil and cook on low heat until the prawns cook (around 3-4 minutes). Make sure it doesn't get over cooked.

  8. If you wish to add cherry tomatoe, add after the coconut milk and cook for another 3-4 minutes and serve with tomatoes for garnish.

  9. Otherwise, plate and serve hot with rice.

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