Thursday, December 11, 2014

Prawn Masala

There are few dishes that hit the spot like a simple prawn masala. All spices and ingredients are easily found in an Indian kitchen. If you haven't tried this one before do give it a shot. A tasty side dish to complete any meal!

Prawn Masala
250 gms white prawns

Ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
Pinch of ground turmeric
Pinch of chilli powder

For the Masala
1 large onion chopped fine
3 cloves garlic minced
1 large tomato chopped fine
1 tbs grated coconut
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste


  • De vein and shell the prawns, wash and clean.
  • Marinate the prawns with the marinade ingredients.
  • In an iron pan heat oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add garlic and onion and sauté.
  • Add the spices and salt,mix well.
  • Throw in the chopped tomatoes and cook well. If the mixture is too dry add 1/4 cup water.
  • After the tomato is well cooked add the grated coconut and mix well.
  • Add the prawns into the mixture, cover and allow to cook.
  • Once the prawn is done turn off the heat and serve hot.
  • Enjoy!


  1. That looks superb! as my hus is allergic to shellfish my cooking prawns is quite restricted at home...but I still enjoy them when we eat out!

  2. Shirley, so glad you stopped by again. Cheers from Carole's Chatter!



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