How to make Spicy Masala Prawns -

Spicy Masala Prawns, prepared in a spicy masala gravy with a delightful blend of herbs and spices!!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Medium prawns (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

Spicy Masala Prawns

Spicy Masala 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 : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Spicy Masala Prawns Recipe

  • Medium prawns cleaned and deveined 25-30

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Medium onion chopped 1

  • Garlic chopped 5-6 cloves

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli paste 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Medium tomato copped 1

  • Tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespo to garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add onion and sauté till translucent. Add garlic, sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add cumin powder and coriander powder, mix well and saute for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add red chilli paste, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add salt, mix and saute for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add tomato, mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Add prawns and mix well. Add some water, mix, cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes.

Step 6

Add tomato ketchup and vinegar and mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 7

Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 8

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

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