Homestyle Indian Cooking: Mangalore Prawn Curry with Shalome (Online)

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Craving home-style Indian cooking during Melbourne’s pandemic led Shalome to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty in the kitchen, learning and perfecting new dishes on the regular via video calls with her mum in India (the best cook Shalome knows!).

These are tried and tested recipes with Indian cooking know-how, handed down through the generations from grandparents to mother to daughter. And now Shalome’s ready to run you through some favourite dishes, with some special tips and cooking secrets too. 

Shalome’s family is from Mangalore, a tiny town in South India along India’s Konkan Coast. Despite moving around they have kept their Konkani languages and cultures strong. This is a cuisine densely packed with flavour – with coconut-based flavours and exciting textures. Rarely would you find Mangalore Prawn Curry at Indian restaurants, but it is so easy to prepare and cook you can make it a home staple. 

What we will cover?

In this online cooking lesson we will:

  • Gain an introduction to Indian food and its preparation
  • Learn about spices and where to go locally to purchase them
  • Cook along with Shalome in making a delicious Mangalore Prawn Curry (or the paneer version if you don’t eat meat)

What will you need?


  • 1 tbsp Indian Kashmiri Chillies/ Kashmiri chilli powder 
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds, 
  • A pinch of Cumin
  • 2 Onions
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tspn Poppy seeds
  • 1 tspn Tamarind paste 
  • Oil 
  • Curry leaves
  • Coconut cream and/or Desiccated coconut
  • 500g prawns

Please contact us if you have questions about substitutions or dietary requirements.


  • Large bowl
  • Fry Pan
  • Medium sized/large saucepan
  • Food Processor/blender
  • Wooden spoon


  • Closed Captions
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreters upon Request 

Who will be teaching? 

Shalome (she/her) was  raised in Mumbai before moving to Melbourne as a graduate student. She made the decision to learn all the techniques for preparing some of the most delectable Indian meals because she was so far from her mother’s cooking.

She was once a newbie but now throws sizeable dinner parties, so she understands how simple it is to learn via video calls. She wants you to know that if you have a few basic ingredients and perhaps a few spices in your pantry, it is one of the easiest cuisines to learn.

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