CooQ : Recipe: Prawns Masala Curry

Prawns Masala Curry

North indian | Mains

139 calories/serving
40 mins
Prawns masala curry is a spice-loaded amalgamation of soft and juicy prawns cooked in a tomato-onion based curry. It is a protein-packed and filling side serve that goes well with both steamed rice and all types of Indian breads.
Recipe by:
Spice Eats


1. Shell the prawns, devein and clean them. drain the water.

2. To make the masala paste, make thick slices of the onion and tomatoes, peel the ginger & garlic and chop the ginger. cut the green chillies.

3. Now heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. give a stir and then add the onion slices. fry on medium heat for 3 mins till the onions become translucent.

4. Now add the ginger, garlic and green chillies, give a mix and fry on medium heat for 2 mins.

5. Lastly add the tomato slices, give a mix and continue to fry on medium heat for 3 mins till the tomatoes are soft. set aside on a plate and allow to cool.

6. Once cooled, add the mix to a grinder/blender and blend it to a paste after adding 2 tbsp water.

7. Fine chop the coriander leaves and set aside.

8. Heat oil in a wok or kadhai. now add the masala paste (made above) and fry on medium heat for 3 mins.

9. Add all the spice powders other than garam masala powder and 1/2 tsp salt, give a mix and fry on medium heat for another 5 mins adding a splash of water whenever required. fry till oil separates.

10. Now add the prawns, garam masala powder and 1 tsp salt, give a mix and fry/bhunno on medium heat for 3 mins.

11. Add 200 ml water, give a mix and cover & cook on low heat for 7 mins till the prawns and the gravy are cooked and oil separates.

12. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves, mix and serve.

By Spice Eats