Friday, March 13, 2009

Shrimp Masala ( prawn Masala )


Medium shrimp- 1 lb. (shelled & deveined )
Large onion - 1 (chopped )
Tomato - 1 (chopped )
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Corriander powder (dhania ) -1 tablespoon
Red chili powder- 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds -1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Oil- 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves - few
Corriander leaves -2 tbsp ( chopped )
Salt to taste.


  • Put turmeric and salt to the shrimp and mix well. Set aside for 10 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they pop, add Fennel seeds for few seconds.

  • Then add the onions and fry until soft. Now add Ginger garlic paste fry for a few seconds.

  • Add the tomatoes and mix well. Let it fry for couple of minutes.

  • Now put the shrimp with red chili powder, corriander powder , turmeric & salt.

  • Mix until the shrimp is well coated with the mixture.

  • Add little water if the mixture sticks to the bottom of the pan.

  • Lower the heat and cook for 7-10 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked.

  • Garnish with corriander leaves and curry leaves.

  • Serve hot with rice.

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