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Prawn Masala

A recipe for Prawn Masala
Course Appetizer, Main
Cuisine Indian
Keyword India, Indian, masala, prawn, seafood, shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Serving


  • 3 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon Indian chili powder
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Indian chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish


  • In a medium bowl, combine ginger garlic paste, turmeric, and chilli powder. Toss in shrimp to coat well. Allow to marinate while preparing remaining ingredients.
  • In a large pan, drizzle oil over medium high heat. Add mustard seeds and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until softened. Mix in turmeric, chilli powder, and coriander.
  • Stir in tomatoes and cook until well softened and beginning to release juices. If still too dry, add up to 1/4 cup water. Stir in the coconut.
  • Add the marinated prawns and cover the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until the prawns are pink and heated through.
  • Remove from heat, sprinkle with cilantro, and serve immediately with bread or rice.