Courgette and Prawns—a quick and delicious recipe

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

If courgettes are growing like mad in your garden like mine, and you’re done making the usual courgette cakes and what nots.. try this quick recipe.

Not only is it a good way to add a chunk of vegetables to your prawn curry, but it is easily made on rush nights.

This is my Mum-in-law’s recipe!

Try it!


  • Courgette (Zucchini)— 1
  • Prawns—150-250 gms
  • Potato, boiled—1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder—1 pinch (optional)
  • Cinnamon powder—1/4 tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder—1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder—1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder—1/4 tsp + 1/4
  • Coriander seed powder—1/4 tsp
  • Fresh green chilli—1
  • For the tempering:
  • Oil/ Ghee—2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds—1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf—2
  • Salt—to taste


Get those green green courgettes from your garden. They are oh, so delicious.


This is a 27 cm beauty that grew in my garden!


Dice them into uniform pieces.


Apply 1/4 tsp turmeric and salt to taste to the prawns. Leave aside for 10 minutes to flavour the prawns.


In a wok, heat oil. Add in the jeera and bayleaves.


Add in the prawns, fry for one minute. Add courgettes, potatoes. Fry for a couple more minutes. Add in the salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and other spices one after the other.


Then, add in half a cup of water, cover and let cook for about 8-10 minutes, until all the flavours mingle and the courgettes cook.

Tastes brilliant with rice and rotis.

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