My name is Lakshmi, and I am a homemaker. I love cooking and experimenting with different recipes, especially those from my native India.
Prawns bring an extraordinary flavor to recipes. Not only that, prawns are very healthy, too. They are a rich source of minerals such as zinc, copper, and magnesium that can help build strong bones and a healthy immune system.
This recipe requires very few ingredients, and it comes together quickly in just a few minutes of active prep time. Before cooking, the prawns need to be cleaned and then marinated with spices for 30 minutes. I used coconut oil in this recipe, which lends a lovely aroma. You can use ghee or any other cooking oil instead, but the coconut oil adds a special touch.
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4 to 5 servings
- 250 grams prawns, cleaned and washed
- 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
- 2 teaspoons chilli powder
- 2 teaspoons coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper powder
- 1 green chilli
- Pinch turmeric
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
- Handful curry leaves
- Marinate the prawns with chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, turmeric, green chilli, and 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste. Set aside for 30 minutes.
- Heat coconut oil (or ghee) in a tawa and add the mustard seeds. Once they start to splutter, add the onions, tomato, curry leaves, and the remaining ginger-garlic paste. Saute.
- Add the marinated prawns to the tawa and saute until the prawn masala becomes dry and glossy. Switch off the flame and serve the prawn masala with freshly chopped onions.