1st March 2024

Prawns Masala

This is a quick and easy recipe for Prawns Masala that you can cook in no time. Although I have used fresh prawns, you could also try it out with frozen ones.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 20 Mins. + 30 Mins. (marination)

Cooking Time: 20 to 25 Mins.


  • Prawns (med. sized – cleaned & deveined) – 250 gms.
  • Onions (finely chopped) – 2 medium
  • Ripe Tomatoes (pureed) – 2 large
  • Fresh Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  • Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 2
  • Green Corriander Leaves (finely chopped) – 2 tbsp.
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp.
  • Black Pepper Powder – ½ tsp.
  • For the Marinade:
    • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp.
    • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp.
    • Corriander Powder – 1 tsp.
    • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Oil – 3 to 4 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Marinate the prawns with ½ tsp. salt and the ingredients listed under marinade and keep in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2:     Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin. Once aromatic, add the chopped onions and fry till light golden on low heat.

Step 3:     Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell disappears. Next add the pureed tomatoes and cook till oil leaves the masala.

Step 4:     Now add the marinated prawns and the green chillies and sauté on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add 100 ml. warm water, ½ tsp. salt and pepper powder and cook covered for 5 to 6 minutes. Open the lid, give a stir and simmer for 2 minutes.

Garnish with green corriander leaves.


  • You could add a pinch of garam masala powder before adding the corriander.


  1. Any particular reason you have blocked users from printing the page? It’s easier to have someone refer to a paper than a website while cooking.

  2. Hello Good Morning, can you please share garam Masala powder recipe. Thank you God bless you all have a great day ahead. I tried prawns fingers it was very tasty thank you for sharing your recipes it’s a great help for people like me.

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