Prawn Masala | Prawn Curry

Delicious Indian style prawn Curry…

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For marination:
Prawn – 500 gm
ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp
Turmeric/Haldi powder – 1/4 tbsp
Chili/Mirch Powder – 1/4 tbsp
Pepper powder – 1 pinch
Oil to fry

For Gravy :
Onion – 1 Chopped
Tomato – 1 Chopped
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Coriander / Dhania Powder – 1 tbsp
Cumin/Jeera Powder – 1 tbsp
Turmeric/Haldi powder – 1 tsp
Chili/Mirch powder – 1/2 tbsp
Coriander leaves – chopped
Salt as per taste
Oil – 4 tbsp


  1. Add all the marination ingredients to the cleaned Prawn and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 5 minutes.
  2. Now Heat Oil in a pan. Then add marinated prawns. Saute until Prawn is fried. Prawn will release some water. Cook it on medium flame. Let it cook for 5 to 7 mins till it is cooked, turns red and curls.
  3. Now turn off flame and remove the prawns from pan and keep aside.
  4. Now heat oil in a kadai. Add Mustard seeds. When it starts cracking, add Onion and saute until onion turns golden.
  5. Meanwhile make a thick paste adding ginger garlic paste, Turmeric , Chili , Coriander and Cumin powder with little amount of water.
  6. When Onion turns golden, add prepared paste to it and saute until spices get fried completely and oil starts separating. Keep Stirring continuously.
  7. Now add chopped Tomato and salt. Cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Now add half of the chopped coriander leaves and fried Prawns. Cook it for another 2 minutes.
  9. Now add 3 cups of water and bring it to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  10. Prawn Masala is ready now. Garnish with chopped Coriander and serve.

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