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19th February 2019

Masala Stuffed Prawns

Get your hands on some Jumbo Prawns to make crispy fried Masala Stuffed Prawns. Serve them as a starter or as an accompaniment. They taste yummy.

Serves: 4 to 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 20 Mins.

Cooking Time: 10 Mins.

Ingredients – Part I:

  • Large Prawns – 500 gms.
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – ½ tbsp.
  • Bamboo Skewers (soaked in water for 30 Mins.) – a few
  • For the Stuffing Masala:
    • Kashmiri Red Chillies – 4
    • Onion – 1 small
    • Cloves – 3
    • Cinnamon – ½ inch
    • Cumin Seeds – ¼ tsp.
    • Black Pepper Corns – 6
    • Garlic – 4 cloves
    • Vinegar – 2 to 3 tbsp.
  • Oil – 4 to 5 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Wash the prawns well. Using kitchen scissors cut the shell along the back from head to tail. Use a knife and make a deep slit in the flesh of the back and devein.

Step 2:     Apply ½ tsp. salt, turmeric and ginger garlic paste to the prawns and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 3:     Grind all the ingredients listed under masala to a fine paste using a little water if required.

Step 4:     Place a pan on heat and put in 1 tbsp. of oil. Sauté the ground masala for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat. Take off the heat and allow to cool.

Step 5:     Take the skewers and insert along the length of each prawn from the tail and through the head (this is so that the prawns do not curl when frying).

Step 6:     Stuff 1 tsp. of the masala in the cavity of each prawn and close.

Step 7:     Shallow fry the prawns on medium heat on all sides using the remaining oil till they are golden brown.

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