How to make Shrimp Katra -

Prawns marinated with mustard paste and cooked with tomatoes and some masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Mustard paste (मस्टर्ड पेस्ट)

Cuisine : Lebanese

Course : Main Course Seafood

Shrimp Katra

Shrimp Katra 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Shrimp Katra Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 2 cups

  • Mustard paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Tomatoes blanched and finely chopped 2 medium

  • Tomato puree 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Paprika powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh spinach leaves (palak) chopped ½ cup

  • coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lebanese spice powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Add salt and mustard paste to shrimps and mix well.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add marinated shrimps and cook till the moisture has evaporated.

Step 3

Heat butter in another non-stick pan, add onions and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 4

Add tomatoes to the 2nd pan and mix well and saute for 2 minutes. Add tomato puree and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder, paprika powder and cinnamon powder and mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Add pepper powder, salt and cumin powder and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Add spinach leaves, coriander leaves and sautéed shrimps and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 8

Add Lebanese spice powder and mix well.

Step 9

Serve immediately.

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