Thursday, May 25, 2006

Prawns Masaledar


This is my husbands favourite dish. When I buy shrimps, I have to make a portion of the shrimps this way & we relish it with hot chappatis. This dish is nice & spicy. So if you cannot take the heat, just reduce the amount of chilli powder & green chillies.


1 kg medium sized prawns, cleaned, shelled & deveined
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coarsely powdered black peppercorns
juice of 2 lemons
salt, to taste
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp coarsley powdered corainder seeds
200 gms onions, chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
200 gms tomatoes, chopped
6 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp cumin powder
handful of corainder leaves, chopped

Pat dry & marinate the prawns with chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, lemon juice & salt. Set aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds & the coarsley powdered corainder seeds. When they splutter, add onions & fry till they turn golden brown. Add the ginger-garlic paste & fry till light brown. Add tomatoes, green chillies & salt & keep stirring occassionally for 8 minutes or until the gravy becomes thick. Add prawns along with the marinade & simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occassionally. Sprinkle cumin powder over & cook for a minute. Garnish with finely chopped corainder leaves.

Serve warm with steamed rice or crisp rotis.

16 comments:

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Tina, Good to see you with a mouthwatering post. Shrimps are one my favorites:) I like your recipe, looks simple and tasty:) will try soon!!

shilpa said...

That looks soooo delicious. I will try it soon.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Priya, I am on a really busy schedule with my now turned 1 yr old daughter, who has already started walking & makes me run after her.. This recipe is really good... Do let me know how it comes out at your end...

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Shilpa,

Let me know how it comes out..

Gini said...

That sounds lovely. The addition of crushed coriander seeds must add such a great taste.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Gini... The corainder seeds not only add a great taste, but also brings out an appetising aroma when cooking the dish..

Priya said...

the prawns masaledar looks delicious.

How is your little one doing ?

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Priya... thanx so much..

My little one is doing good.. She has kept me really busy.. She just started walking. So u shd imagine how busy I am now on..

Courtney said...

Yum. We're gonna try this sometime at the NC.

Anthony said...

Shrimps are always a favorite in my kitchen lol.... have linked it in the curry mela,,, if u remember the curry mela lol

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hi Courtney... Do let me know how it comes out at ur end..

Hey Anthony.. I do remember the curry mela.. I missed adding that... & do let me know how it comes out at ur end..

Sury said...

Looks tempting. I need to try this out soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Tina!

Ashwini said...

Tina this is very similar to how I make shrimp sukke (dry dish in Konkani). We add tomatoes or kokum for the tang. I liked your adding of peppercorns..must make it really fiery :-)

Lera said...

Tina, Nice to see you back.hey,the prawn masala looks yummy with that special tina's touch ..i am sure it tastes great..:)

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Ashwini... The peppercorns really add to the spiciness.. We too make prawns sukha, with an addition of coconut in the end..

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Thanx Lera... Do try this out. I am sure you will like it...