Sunday, November 6, 2011

Prawn Masala

I can't beleive that we have not posted even a single recipe in the month of October. I guess all three of us were so caught up with Navarathri followed by Diwali and a host of personal and professional activities to catch up on.
I decided to post some recipe of the other today and was surprised about the coincidence. The last time there was any activity on our blog by us was exactly a month ago on the 5th of October. I hope to post this recipe before the clock strikes midnight. The lady who prepared an entire Sea Food dish at the Master Chef India episode last week really motivated me to buy Fish and Prawns. Here is a very simple recipe using Prawns as the main ingredient. I used to crave for this always specially because it is a very spicy dish. However, these days it is so much less spicy for the sake of the kids. So people, feel free to add more spice if you desire. 

Prawns - 1/2 Kg

Onion - 1 large sliced

Tomato - 2 small chopped

Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Tbsp

Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp

Green Chilly - 1 long one (more may be added too)

Chilly Powder - 1 Tsp

Oil - 11/2 Tsp

Handful of Curry Leaves

Coriander Leaves for Garnishing

Salt to taste


1. Remove the shell from the prawns and devein them

2. Wash the prawn thoroughly and marinate it in salt, turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste for half hour or more. The longer it marinates, better the taste is

3. In a wok, add the oil and once the oil is hot, add the curry leaves, slit & cut green chilly and sliced onion

4. Fry for a few minutes until the onion turns golden.

5. Add the chopped tomato and let it cook by placing a lid for a couple of mins

6. Now, add the marinated prawns into the masala and let the prawns cook

7. Add the chilly powder and stir it well. Add additional salt only if required

8. Your Prawn Masala should be ready in 10 minutes once you add the prawns (Do ensure not to overcook as they may turn hard and rubbery)

9. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it hot

Note: This will go well with Dosa, Roti, Naan, String Hoppers, Puttu & Rice


  1. Yummy prawn masala.. I love seafood no matter what..:) This is super good..:)

  2. Thanks a ton. Yes I love Prawns too.

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  4. yummy dish. I love prawn and my kids too.. but hey shouldn't we add water??? so that its cooked well.. kindly clarify.

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  6. This is not a gravy based dish. Moreover the Prawns will leave out oil and hence will be cooked well. If you want, you may add a bit.