Prawn Masala
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Prawn Masala

This South Indian style Prawn Masala has a finger-licking good punch and you'll be surprised to know to gets ready real quick.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: best prawn masala, prawn masala recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 500 gram medium size prawns
  • 1 large-size onion fine chopped
  • 1 Cup tomato puree
  • 2 - 3 dry red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoon cooking oil


  • Wash, peel, clean and deveined the prawns. If possible, use the pre - cleaned prawns.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom kadhai.
  • Add the dry red chillies and saute for a second.
  • Next add the chopped onion and fry till it turns brown in color.
  • Add the spices, ginger garlic paste and continue to fry the masala for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Pour the tomato puree and stir to combine.
  • Season with salt ad fry the masala till the oil separates from it. This might take 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Add the cleaned prawns and mix gently to coat with the masala.
  • Cook the prawns for 5 - 10 minutes in the masala or till they are done. Make sure not to over-cook the prawns. Turn off the heat.
  • Garnish the Prawn Masala with fresh coriander.
  • Serve Prawn Masala with khasta paratha.