Prawn Dry Masala

Its been long since I have made something with Prawns. Reminiscing those times before wedding, when I would ask my Dad to get me Prawns, and he would soon get it and even cook it for me… Wow, those days!!Deep Sigh

Though Kerala is known for its Sea-food, prawns are rather costly there-Oh, I’m just saying!!

Anyway, P would be late for lunch today, but I’m sure I would definitely win his heart with this dish. After all, he too loooooves Prawns.Good luck

Courtesy: Mareena’s Recipe

Prawn Dry Masala


Prawns- 300 gms
Chopped onion – 3
Chopped tomatoes- 2
Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Chilli powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Green cardamoms-2
Black cardamoms- 2
Cloves- 3-4
Cinnamon- 1″ stick
Bay leaf 1

Salt- to taste
Oil as required



Prawns should be marinated with 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt and keep aside for at least 15 minutes.

Now, heat oil in a pan shallow fry the prawns for couple of minutes  and remove.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the same oil in a pan and add the bay leaf, green and black cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon. When they begin to splutter, add the chopped onions and saute till golden brown. Add the ginger- garlic pastes and cook till the raw smell goes.

Add the remaining chilli powder and turmeric powder and saute for a minute.

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till oil separates. To this, add the fried prawns and mix well.

Cook for a couple of minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Rice or Roti.



  1. sagarpillai November 12, 2013
    • Shalzzz November 13, 2013

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