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Dec 19, 2013

Prawn Masala / Spicy Prawn Masala / Shrimp Masala / Masala Shrimp


Many of my viewers requested me to post more prawn recipes, since this blog had only one recipe using prawns. I made my prawn fry a year back and it came out pretty good. Now i made a masala style prawn recipe and it was yummy. My next plan is to make a prawn gravy, my aunty makes the best prawn gravy, i should ring her soon and ask for the recipe..


Now when talking about this recipe. This is a quick recipe which can be made in less than 30 mins. Actually prawn takes only few mins to cook. But the making of masala take a little time and the balance of the flavour and taste should be perfect. So please try it and let me know how it turned out..



Preparation Time:  15 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients:

Oil - 3 tblspn
Prawn / Shrimp - 250 grams cleaned
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 1 tsp
Cardamom / Yelakai - 2
Onion - 1 large chopped finely
Green Chilli -1 slit
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Tomato - 2 medium chopped finely
Salt to taste
Water - 1/2 cup 

For Marination:
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method:

Take cleaned prawn in a bowl, add all the marination ingredients in it and mix well. Let it sit for 10 mins.

Now heat oil in a kadai. Add the marinated prawns and toss well in the oil. Let it cook for 5 to 7 mins till it is cooked, turns pink and curls. Remove the prawns alone in a bowl leaving any of the juices in the kadai.

Now let the juice bubble up and reduce for a couple of mins. Now add in cinnamon, fennel seeds and cook for a min.

Add in onions, curry leaves and green chilli. Saute for 5 mins or so.

Now add in ginger garlic paste and mix well for a min.

Add in salt and all spice powders and mix well for a min.

Add in tomatoes and mix well. Cook covered for 5 mins or so on a low heat till it turns mushy.

Now increase the heat and add some water and mix well.Cook this for a min.

Add the cooked prawns and mix well. Cook for 5 mins or so.

Serve with rice or roti.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Take cleaned prawns in a bowl


Add in ginger garlic paste


Add in salt and spice powders


mix this well and let it marinate for 10 mins


Now heat oil


Add the prawns and mix well


Cook this for 5 to 7 mins till it is done


Drain the prawns


Set aside in a plate


Heat the remaining juices


Add fennel, cardamom and cinnamon


Add in onions, green chilli and curry leaves


Saute till it turns golden


Add in ginger garlic paste


salt


spice powders


Mix that around


Add in tomatoes


Toss well in the oil


Cover and cook


Cook till it turns mushy


Add a splash of water


mix that well


Now it has gone thick and oil has separated


Add the prawns back in


Mix well


Cook this for few more mins


And serve

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3 comments:

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

looks wonderful happy holidays to you and family

Sashikala Mariesoosay said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...really mouth watering dish..love your cooking:) thanks for the share ya

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Great recipe. ...we just enjoyed the superb taste. So yummmy....U r a great cook.
My husband dont like prawns that much but today I made this n he loved it a lot n asked me to make more. :-)
I have tried some of ur recipes n it came out well n I got lots n lots of appreciation from my friends n family...
Thankyou so much for ur recipes...waiting for many more mouthwatering recipes...:-)