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Prawn Masala Curry is an incredibly tasty and an easy recipe. The spices used in this dish are easily available.
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The Prawn Masala Curry is an incredibly tasty and an easy recipe. The spices used in this dish are easily available.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Tamil Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Fareeha

Ingredients

  • 500 gms prawns deshelled and deveined
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 green chilli cut into half
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 4 to matoes finely chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds / methi dana / vendayam
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper optional
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds optional
  • coriander leaves to garnish

Instructions

  • Clean the prawns and mix with the turmeric and salt. Set aside these prawns while you get the masala ready.
  • In a pan, take the cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, black pepper and fennel seeds. Dry roast till a nice aroma emanates from the spices. Remove from heat and allow it to cool. Once the spices are cool, dry grind to make a fine powder. Set aside this dry spice powder.
  • In a pan, heat the oil. Add green chili and onion. Fry till the onion is light brown in color.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell from the ginger garlic paste vanishes.
  • Next throw in the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are soft and pulpy.
  • Add in the prawns, red chilli powder and allow to cook on medium heat with the lid closed. The prawns will naturally leave water, so do not add any extra water to it at this stage.
  • Once the water has dried up and the masala starts leaving the sides of the pan, add the powdered spices. Give it a stir. You can adjust the consistency of the masala to your preference by adding little water now. Do not add too much water as it won't taste good. Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice.

Notes

You can pre cook the prawns after cleaning. Add the salt and turmeric and cook till all the water has dried up. Then cook as per the instructions. You can adjust the consistency of the masala by adding little water to it.