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Indian prawn masala

Updated on July 29, 2012

Prawn is one of the tastiest seafood available almost all countries. Cooking method and preparations differ from countries to countries. This actually an Indian dish that they use red chillies more. This is a very tasteful dish of prawns in a mouth watering traditional Indian style with additional taste of curry leaves and ani seeds (garam masala). Try to enjoy the taste...

Ingredients :

Shell removed, washed, and drained Prawn - 250 gm.

Garlic paste, Ginger paste - according to your taste

Red chilli powder - 2 to 3 teaspoon

Coriander powder - half teaspoon

Turmeric powder r- one teaspoon

Sliced onion - One cup

Salt - as needed

Ani seeds - half tea spoon

Green chilli - 3 nos. cut shorted

Curry leaves

Chopped tomato- half cup

Cooking oil- 5 tea spoon


Pour oil in to a hot frying pan and make it hot. Put onion slices, ani seeds (garam masala) and fry as it become light brown in colour. Add chopped tomatoes and cover the pan, reduce the flame at a low level. Then add coriander powder, red chilli powder, and turmeric powder and fry till they are pink in colour. Add ginger garlic paste and cover the pan and wait some time. (Put on low flame).

Now open the lid and put prawn and stir the content. Add salt as per your taste. Cover the pan with a lid for 3- 5 minutes in low flame. Add cut green chilli and curry leaves, stir and cover again for 2 minutes. Remember taste will increase when you steamed the food, so do not add water only reduce the flame and cover the frying pan. Now turn off the flame and open the lid, stir well, your prawn masala is ready to eat.

Things to know:

- You can add your locally available spices to make different smell and flavour.

- Cooking oil use as per your health, but more oil gives more taste to this dish.

- The more the curry leaves, the better the dish will taste.

- Garnish the prawn masala with chopped coriander leaves and red onion and serve hot.


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    • twitteringbird profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kerala, India

      Thanks for your comments and please try it.

    • twitteringbird profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kerala, India

      Thanks for your comments and please try it.

    • twitteringbird profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kerala, India

      Thanks for your comments and please try it.

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      Melanie Palen 

      6 years ago from Midwest USA

      This sounds really tasty! I love pretty much anything with prawns in it and I love curry. I'm going to have to try this recipe out, thank you for sharing it!

    • nikipa profile image


      6 years ago from Eastern Europe

      I'd love to try that! Sounds really delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    • rjsadowski profile image


      6 years ago

      This recipe looks very tasty. I will save it for when I get in the mood to experiment with Indian cooking.


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