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Prawn Zafrani

Bethica Das
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Prawn Zafrani RECIPE

If you wish to give a bit of a Royal touch to your dish during your diwali party, then go ahead and prepare this delicacy which is a must try. It is very delicious, divine and apt to be served during special occasions. This particular recipe is cooked in a milk-saffron based gravy and is relished with only plain steamed rice.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 250-300 gms prawns, cleaned
  2. 3 tbsp. mustard oil
  3. 1" cinnamon stick
  4. 2-3 green cardamoms
  5. 4-5 cloves
  6. 1-2 bay leaves
  7. 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  8. 1 onion, roughly chopped
  9. 1" ginger
  10. 2-3 garlic cloves
  11. 1-2 green chilies
  12. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  13. salt to taste
  14. 1 tsp. cumin-coriander powder
  15. 1 cup milk
  16. pinch of saffron
  17. 1-2 slit green chilies
  18. 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Marinate the prawns with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes. Grind the onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies into a smooth paste. Keep aside. Add the saffron to the milk and keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan and fry the prawns till it changes colour. Drain and keep aside. Add remaining oil and temper with bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds.
  3. Add the ground paste and all the dry spices. Stir fry till the oil separates. Add the saffron-milk and green chilies. Bring it to a boil.
  4. Add the fried prawns and simmer, covered for 2-3 minutes. Add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Serve with plain steamed rice.

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