How to make Kadai Prawns Masala -

Coriander powder and coriander leaves dominate this delicious prawn curry

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Medium prawns (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

Kadai Prawns Masala

Kadai Prawns Masala Recipe Card


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.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kadai Prawns Masala Recipe

  • Medium prawns shelled and deveined 1 1/2 cups

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Medium onions chopped 2

  • Large tomato chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Pav bhaji masala 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup

  • Tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander sprigs to garnish


Step 1

Heat butter and oil in a kadai. When the butter melts, add cumin seeds and saute till their colour changes. Add onions, mix and sauté till golden brown.

Step 2

Add tomatoes, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add salt, mix and sauté till the tomatoes become pulpy.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala and coriander leaves, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add tomato ketchup and mix well. Add prawns, mix well and sauté, stirring continuously for 6-8 minutes on high heat.

Step 5

Add lemon juice and dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) powder, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprigs and serve hot.

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