How to make Stuffed Tiger Prawns - Goan Style -

Sauteed flavourful masala stuffed into tiger prawns and shallow fried.It is so delicious & mouth watering & will definitely rekindle your appetite.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Tiger prawns (टाईगर प्रॉन्स ), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Snacks and Starters

Stuffed Tiger Prawns - Goan Style

Stuffed Tiger Prawns - Goan Style 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Stuffed Tiger Prawns - Goan Style Recipe

  • Tiger prawns shelled, deveined with tail intact 8-10

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 small

  • Dried red chillies 4

  • Garlic minced 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds ½ teaspoon

  • Cloves 4

  • Black peppercorns 8

  • Cinnamon ½ inch

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon

  • Oil ½ teaspoon + to shallow fry


Step 1

Slit prawns lengthwise without cutting through and put them in a bowl. Add salt, turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Grind together onion, red chillies, garlic, cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon, vinegar, salt and sugar with a little water into a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat ½ teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add ground paste and sauté on low heat for a minute. Switch off heat and cool to room temperature.

Step 4

Stuff the marinated prawns with the sautéed masala, tie them with a thread and secure with a toothpick.

Step 5

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Shallow-fry stuffed prawns till fully cooked and golden.

Step 6

Remove the thread and the toothpick and serve hot.

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