Recipe: Prawn and Radish in Coconut Milk Curry

This dish can be made with prawns(shrimp) or red meat like mutton(lamb). It’s a traditional East Indian dish called ‘lonvas’. It’s somewhat like a Keralite ishtew(stew), but red and spicier. I love coconut milk-based gravies a lot. They pair so well with pan-fried South Indian or Maharashtrian flatbreads like rice appes, chittaps, neer dosa, and appams.


  • hard vegetables of choice, cubed {I used a single big radish. You can use anything else like peas, carrots, cauliflower, drumsticks, bottle gourd etc}
  • 1″ ginger, smashed
  • 1/2 pod garlic, smashed
  • 3-4 slit green chilies
  • Seasonings
  • Oil
  • East Indian Bottle masala or any other Curry powder
  • flour
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar or 1 piece kokam
  • 2 tbsp thick coconut milk
Chop all your veggies into cubes.
This is my beloved mud pot. It’s not dirty or burned. It’s just old. But, trust me things cooked in this taste a whole lot better somehow.
Add the green chilies.
Then the garlic.
Then your spices.
I dry roasted them. But of course more oil and frying is tastier always.
Add some water to make a paste and ensure there are no lumps.
Add the veggies and seasonings.
Adjust consistency.
Boil and cook the vegetables without making them mushy.
Add the kokam followed by coconut milk. Don’t discard the radish leaves. Add big chunks in the end to retain that vibrant green colour
Serve hot. So yum. It would taste so much better with neer dosas, kal dosais, appams or chittaps. But, of course rice or pav bread is the easiest accompaniment.

I hope you enjoy cooking and eating/serving my dish. Bon Appetit!

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  1. Yummmm…

    Mutton and Shrimp
    Stew Invite me Over

    (So Rich So Very Rich
    On the Gravy Train)

    Right Away Dear

    Rue i’m


    To Consume

    All Of Your Dish

    With Nothing Left For You Haha…
    As You May Remember Katrina
    Refuses to Sacrifice Lamb to Eat

    That Makes You my Last Killing of
    the Lambs Resort Yes for Now HAha..;)

    Liked by 1 person

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