How to make Pickled Prawns Indian Style -

Prawns cooked in Indian masala.Pickled shrimp is a wonderful staple Indian cuisine recipe. It can be had with naan, roti and rice

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Garlic (लहसुन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Pickled Prawns Indian Style

Pickled Prawns Indian Style Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Pickled Prawns Indian Style Recipe

  • Prawns shelled and deveined 1 cup

  • Garlic 10-12

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Red birds eye chillies 6-8

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion cut into cubes 1/2 medium

  • Green capsicum chopped 1/4 medium

  • Chinese cabbage 1/4 small

  • Bhuna masala 260 grams

  • Soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Brown sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Chop garlic, ginger and red bird’s eye chillies in a chopper and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick kadai. Add chopped mixture and sauté till golden.

Step 3

Add onion and capsicum and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Finely chop cabbage and add to the pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes

Step 5

Add bhuna masala, and sauté for a minute. Add soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, salt and prawns and mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes or till the prawns are just done.

Step 6

Add coriander leaves and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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