Prawn Masala

A Chettinad speciality, prawns in traditional masala.-, prepared in a spicy masala gravy with a delightful blend of herbs and spices!! Prawn masala is an amazing coastal delicacy that delights any non-vegetarian seafood fan. The prawn curry is spicy, tangy and palate pleasing. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Prawn Masala
Main Ingredients Jumbo prawns, Onions
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Prawn Masala

  • 12-15 Jumbo prawns shelled and deveined
  • 1½ medium Onions
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 15-18 Curry leaves
  • 1 inch Ginger roughly chopped
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves
  • 2-3 Dried red chillies broken
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • 1 tablespoon Freshly scraped coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • to taste Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder


  1. Roughly chop onions.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add curry leaves and onions and saute till brown.
  3. Put ginger, garlic, dried chillies in a mixer jar. Quarter tomato and add to the mixer along with coconut, fennel seeds and 3 tbsps water and grind to a smooth paste.
  4. Add ground paste to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Put the prawns in a bowl, add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Set aside to marinate for about 5 minutes.
  6. Slit green chillies without cutting through and add to the pan and mix well. Add marinated prawns and mix well. Cover and cook till the prawns are done. Add garam masala powder and mix well.
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

Calories 788
Carbohydrates 26
Protein 51.9
Fat 52.7