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Masala Prawns

Remy Haque
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Masala Prawns RECIPE

Prawns in onion gravy with lots of green peas

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Medium size Prawns 25-30 nos
  2. onion 1 large
  3. peas 2 cups
  4. Whole cumin seeds 1 tsp
  5. coriander powder 1 tbsp
  6. bay leaf 1 No
  7. cumin powder 1 tbsp
  8. turmeric 1 tsp
  9. Whole green chillies 4-5No
  10. Red chili powder 1/2tsp
  11. Vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  12. lemon juice 1tbsp
  13. sugar 1 tsp
  14. cilantro
  15. salt


  1. Clean and deveined the prawns. Boil peas for 5 mins.
  2. Mix with 1 tsp of turmeric, red chilli powder and salt to taste.
  3. Fry in 1bsp of oil until tails are deep pink in color. Remove the prawns and set aside
  4. Add the remaining oil and add whole cumin seeds and bay leaf
  5. Chop onions finely and cook over medium flame with salt and sugar
  6. Add the remaining spices when onions are golden brown
  7. Add 2 tbsp of water to avoid the burning of spice mixture
  8. When oil separates from the spice mixture add 1 cup of water and peas
  9. Add cooked prawns and let it simmer for 2-3mins
  10. Garnish with cilantro and lemon juice and serve hot with steamed rice

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Nafisa Pathan
Nafisa Pathan   Jul-11-2016

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