Prawn Ghassi Recipe - Extremely flavourful and delicious, this is the way the locals of Karnataka like their prawns .

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga),

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Main Course_Seafood

Prawn Ghassi

Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prawn Ghassi Recipe - How to make Prawn Ghassi


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) shelled and deveined18-20 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Coriander seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chillies 4

  • Coconut scraped1 cup

  • Onions chopped2 medium

  • Garlic 5 cloves

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 1 1/2 tablespoons


Step 1

Wash the prawns thoroughly, apply a little salt and set aside.

Step 2

Heat one teaspoon oil in a pan and lightly sauté coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, fenugreek seeds and whole dry red chillies. Grind them with coconut, half the onion, garlic, turmeric powder and tamarind pulp to a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat the remaining oil in another pan, add the remaining onion and sauté till transluscent. Add the ground paste and continue to sauté for two to three minutes. Add prawns and stir. Add two cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 4

Cover and cook on medium heat till the prawns are done.

Step 5

Serve hot with steamed rice.