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Prawn Masala

Snigdha's picture
A spicy Prawn/Shrimp Dish, perfect with most Indian Flatbreads.
  Shrimp/Prawns 1⁄2 Kilogram, peeled and deveined
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Tomato 1 Medium
  Green chilies 2
  Methi leaves 1 Tablespoon (Fenugreek)
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Jeera)
  Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon (Dhaniya Powder)
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lime juice/Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Black pepper powder 2 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Chilly powder To Taste

Wash Shrimp and Marinade with Ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, salt, chilly powder and lemon juice. Regrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Heat and skillet. Add 3 tbs of oil. Add chopped onions, tomatoes and green chillies. Saute until onions become brownish. Remove and Grind into a smooth paste by adding 1 cup of water.

In the same skillet, add 1 tbs oil. Add cumin seeds and marinated shrimp and fry for about 2-3 minutes stirring in between.

Add the ground paste/masala. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove lid and stir. The shrimp should be well done by now. Continue cooking. Add fenugreek leaves and simmer until gravy begins to thicken or reaches desired consistency. You may sprinkle some black pepper powder for additional spice.

Serve Hot with Steamed Rice or Roti/Naan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Everyday, Gourmet, Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 131 Calories from Fat 19

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.4%

Saturated Fat 0.34 g1.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 126.7 mg42.2%

Sodium 251.4 mg10.5%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.6%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 18 g36.8%

Vitamin A 8.7% Vitamin C 31.7%

Calcium 8.7% Iron 16.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Prezi's picture
Hi Snigdha! I completely enjoy your Indian style cooking; in fact, it is the spiciness of your dishes I love to savor! But, it seems like the shrimps are a lil too big; i meant, I like even smaller ones and I love then when fried :)
Snigdha's picture
Hello Prezi. Thank you for the compliments! I prefer the small size shrimp too but sometimes they are unavailable when I want to buy and I don't really mind cooking with the larger shrimp!
Prezi's picture
Yeah! :) I somehow feel that large shrimps sort of taste like human flesh - I have no clue how my mind has caught up with that idea, believe me, I havent ever tasted human flesh in my life and do not intend to also! :)
aparna.priya's picture
Hi Snigdha! i always like your indian style cooking. Prawns are delicious and healthy as well; ma family always love to savor prawn dishes. Thanks for letting us know one more prawn recipe:)
ifoodiee's picture
Awesome Prawn Masala recipe Snigda! I was actually looking for a good prawn recipe as i am inviting a few prawn crazy friends home:-)..perfect timing..thanks for the recipe
Prawn Masala Recipe