How to make Kadai Prawns -

If you like prawns, you're going to love this recipe

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Medium prawns (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Kadai masala

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

Kadai Prawns

Kadai Prawns Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kadai Prawns Recipe

  • Medium prawns peeled and deveined 20-25

  • Kadai masala 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Medium onion chopped 2

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Large tomato chopped 1

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tablespoon

  • Cashewnut-melon seed paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Dried fenugreek leaves powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Medium green capsicum cut into squares 1/2

  • Medium onion diced and layers separated 1/2

  • Medium tomato diced 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick kadai, add onions and sauté till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till raw smells disappear. Add chopped tomatoes and tomato puree, mix well and saute till the oil separates.

Step 2

Add salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add 1 cup water, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add cashewnut-melon seed paste, mix well and cook for a minute. Add prawns, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add dried fenugreek leaves powder and mix well. Add capsicum, onion and tomato, and mix well. Add kadai masala, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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