Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Prawn and yellow split pea curry is a delicious dish. Split peas provide calories, protein, and dietary fiber. King Prawns which are big and juicy. Fresh prawn whether raw or cooked, should smell fresh and moist. Avoid any look dry and smell fishy.


  • 1 large roughly chopped Onion
  • 3 chopped Garlic Cloves
  • Chopped Ginger
  • 2 chopped and deseeded Red Chillies
  • oil
  • 500 gm King Prawns
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 cup dried yellow Split Peas
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • Chopped Coriander



Heat the oil in a large frying pan set over the high flame. Add prawns ( peeled and deveined) and cook it just for 2-3 mins, make sure they are cooked through evenly on both sides until pink. After 3 mins remove them from the pan and keep them aside. Meanwhile, put the roughly chopped onion, chopped garlic, ginger, and chilies in a blender and blended them until getting a smooth paste.

2In the same pan add curry leaves and smooth paste. Cook it for 5-6mins, until starting to turn golden. Add grounded or powder cumin and turmeric and stir well to combine.

3Now add 2 Tbsp of tomato puree, stir well. Add 1/2 cups of cold water and yellow split peas. Let the mixture boil for 5mins, then reduce the flame and cover it. Cook it for 20-25mins, until the peas are just tender and mixture has thickened.

4After 25mins, it is time to add cooked prawn to the pan, add salt and pepper and cook it for 2-3mins. After 3mins most delicious prawn and yellow split curry are ready to serve. Garnish with the freshly chopped coriander.

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