Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Prawn masala / Shrimp masala



Today I am sharing the recipe of prawn masala / shrimp masala. Its an easy and mouth-watering dish which goes very well with chapathi.

Serves ~ 2 Adults

Ingredients

Prawns / Shrimps ~ 500 grams
Shallots (Kochu Ulli) ~ 10 Nos
Garlic ~ 3-4 cloves
Ginger ~ a small piece
Green chillies ~ 4 Nos
Kashmiri Chilly powder / Charadan Mulaku Podi ~ 3 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Tomato ~ 1 No ( Big sized)
Tomato sauce ~ 2 tbsp  ( Optional )
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Chopped coriander leaves ~ 1/4 cup
Lemon juice ~ 2 tbsp
Salt

Method

  • First clean the prawns / shrimps and then marinate it with lemon juice, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt and keep it aside for 15 minutes.Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and add sliced shallots, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger and garlic and saute till the shallots become light brown in color. 
  • Then lower the flame and add kashmiri chilly powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and coriander powder and stir till the powders become dark in color.
  • Then add the prawns and mix it nicely and fry for about 2-3 minutes. Then add chopped tomatoes, salt and curry leaves along with 2 tbsp tomato sauce and cook covered for 10 minutes.Add chopped coriander leaves and mix it nicely and cook uncovered for another 5-8 minutes or till the gravy thickens.
Notes : Kashmiri chilly powder is milder than the regular chilly powder, which we usually buy from Indian grocery stores and kashmiri chilly powder gives a deep red color to the curry. So usually my mom uses kashmiri chilly powder for making kerala style fish curry.

In the above recipe instead of using 3 tsp kashmiri chilly powder, you can even use 2 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder and 1/2 tsp of regular chilly powder and this will make shrimp masala a bit spicy and colorful. You can change the amount according to your spice preference. 

 

Cheers!!

28 comments:

divya said...

awesome dish and amazing photography.

Smitha said...

very yummilicious click!.....TOO TEMPTING!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

kothiyavunu.com said...

Oh wow!!! Nice pics..prawn masala looks so delicious!!
Love to gobble it up with some roti now..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

So tempting and yummy !! awesome clicks !!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Prawn masala looks super spicy and is very tempting...

FunWidFud

Kairali sisters said...

What a color to the prawn curry, Jisha..Vayilooode kappal odunnne :D

Only Fish Recipes said...

delicious prawns curry ! looks so tempting !

Viki's Kitchen said...

OMG! Delicious platter....Prawn picture itself made me hungry:) Now I wanna have some:)

Saji said...

Awesome!!!

Swathi said...

Adipoli prawn curry, screenil ninum eduthu kazhikan thonnu.

SheenaBabu said...

Juicy,Colorful and tempting Shrimp

Rachel said...

a favourite of mine.

Reva said...

Very tasty dish and pic looks so delicious... This is too good to be true... yummy.
Reva

Sushma Mallya said...

Loved the colour and look of it, Delicious!

Prathima Rao said...

WOW!!! Looks too amazing!!! Love d color of d gravy too...Absolutely mouthwatering...
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya said...

Woww wat a fingerlicking prawn masala,truly tempting!

Treat and Trick said...

Looking at your photo makes me hungry! Yummy....

Tina said...

tempting clicks dear....simply superb n perfect.

Sarah Naveen said...

yumm yumm!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Kandittu kothiaavunnu,looks delicious prawns curry..yum yum

Rekha shoban said...

looks spicy n yummy!!temtping photo!

An Open Book said...

now who can say no to prawns??? not me for sure :)

Anonymous said...

looks great! would like to make it....but i have a question...what do you mean by tomato sauce? ketchup? - Annie

JishasKitchen said...

happy to hear from you annie, :)....yes you are right, its ketchup...

Tan.wiratchada said...

Prawn masala is awesome dish. Your photo make this delicious+++. I following your recipe...so cannot wait. Thanks for sharing.^.^

Anoop said...

Thanks Jisha for awesome recipe, even people like me, who haven't any experience in cooking can also cook tasty shrimp masala with your recipe.

JishasKitchen said...

@Anoop - Hey Anoop, Thanks for the comment ...I am so happy to hear that....:)

Sabrina said...

Hello Jisha, I'm from North Africa and I really like Indian food but I am a beginner in the kitchen. Prawn masala is my favorite dish. Thank you I can finally test the recipe as the restaurant.

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