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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


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


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.

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


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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Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

looks wonderful happy holidays to you and family

Sashikala Mariesoosay said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...really mouth watering 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...:-)

Ammu'S said... Best Blogger Tips

the dish wash was sooo tasty.... i love cooking and i am juz a beginner in kitchen... so i have tried some of your recipes and it turned out great.. thanks a lot for uploading these recipes.. u r a great cook !!!!

Jessie Deol said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy !! Will make again for sures