How to make Prawns in Red Sauce -

Goans love their prawns and this dish is a proof of how tasty it is.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Dried red chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course Seafood

Prawns in Red Sauce

Prawns in Red Sauce 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 : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawns in Red Sauce Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 1 cup

  • Dried red chillies 4-5

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 5-6

  • Cloves 4

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic minced 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 large

  • Tomato puree 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Take prawns in a bowl. Add turmeric powder, garlic paste and ginger paste and mix well. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon and sauté till cumin seeds change colour.

Step 3

Break red chillies and add, sauté till fragrant.

Step 4

Grind sautéed spices with vinegar and little water to a fine paste.

Step 5

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick wok. Add garlic and sauté for a minute. Add onion, mix and sauté till it turns translucent.

Step 6

Add tomato, mix and sauté on high heat till tomato turns soft. Add ground paste, mix well and cook till the oil separates.

Step 7

Add marinated prawns, mix well and cook on low heat for 2 minutes. Add tomato puree, mix well and cook on low heat for 2 minutes.

Step 8

Add salt and sugar, mix well and cook on low heat for 2 minutes.

Step 9

Serve hot.

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