26th June 2024

Masala Stuffed Prawns

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 + ¼ 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.

Making of Masala Stuffed Prawns

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

Making of Masala Stuffed Prawns

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.

Making of Masala Stuffed Prawns

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).

Making of Masala Stuffed Prawns

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

Making of Masala Stuffed Prawns

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

Making of Masala Stuffed Prawns
Making of Masala Stuffed Prawns

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