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Shrimp Curry with Coconut and Bilimbi Fruit


Shrimp Curry with Coconut and Bilimbi Fruit Shrimp Curry with Coconut and Bilimbi Fruit recipe


Delicious Shrimp Curry with Coconut and Bilimbi Fruit

Shrimp Curry with Coconut and Bilimbi Fruit

Whenever I get this fruit known as  bilimbi fruit or ‘irumban puli’ is available, I love to prepare fish or shrimp with it.

I love the sour tone it adds. A change from using Gambooge, Tamarind or Mango for seafood. Have you tried it?
The fruit can be eaten along with the seafood. This fruit has various health benefits as well.
It is known to be good for eliminating phlegm , reducing heat from the body, has anti-inflammatory properties, is used in treatment of high blood pressure effectively, reduces the pain caused by cavities, helps with cough, rheumatism & acne. Good reason to add it to your diet if you can.

Shrimp Curry with Coconut and Bilimbi Fruit

Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 4

Ingredients for Shrimp Curry with Coconut and Bilimbi Fruit:

  • 5OO gms cleaned prawns(The pink tailed variety or the smaller variety is best for kerala curry and please only use fresh prawn as this is a mild spiced curry and using frozen prawn wont be forgiving!)
  • ¾ cup bilimbi fruit / irumbanpuli, sliced lengthwise

bilimbi fruit

‘irumban pulli ‘(Averrhoa_bilimbi ; a  thumb sized sour fruit)

slice bilimbi

  • ¼ cup grated coconut + 2 Shallots + 4 curry leaves
  • 1 to 2 tsp mild chilly powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ to ½ tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ to ½ cup coconut milk to adjust thickness


  • In an earthen pot, add  prawns JUST enough water to submerge them, the bilimbi slices, chilly powder & turmeric powder.addto shrimp add chili powderturm add water and birng to boil
  • Bring to boil.boiled
  • Grind together the shallots, grated coconut and curry leaves to make a fine paste.

coconut paste for shrimp

  • Add to curry and bring back to boil.

add coconut grind bring to boil

  • Add salt and coriander powder. Cook uncovered on medium heat till the prawns are cooked and curry thickens.

add coriander pwder

allow to thicken

  • Add coconut milk to adjust the thickness of the curry.

add coconut milk-boilonce

Shrimp Curry with Coconut and Bilimbi Fruit


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  1. Avatar Christopher. 3 years ago

    Your presentation is superb. Simple and ‘sour’.

  2. I was drooling while looking at the picture. Thanks for sharing this link at Foodies+. I will definitely try this recipe. I have all the ingredients except for curry leaves. Can I use yellow curry powder instead? What can you suggest?

    Thanks a big bunch!

    • Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Curry leaves enhance these coconut seafood curries considerably. However, if you don’t have it. I suggest omitting it. I wouldn’t use the yellow curry powder, like (McCormick) for this. Instead use the right amounts of ground turmeric, chill powder and coriander. Some may like to add a little bit of this or that. Hope this helps! 🙂

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