Prawn Masala | Spicy Prawn Masala | Shrimp Masala | Masala Shrimp

Prawn masala is simple yet delicious and, like many Indian dishes, it is packed with flavor. The recipe is quite easy and most of the ingredients are those great spices we expect in Indian cuisine, so don't let the list scare you off.  The trick is to cook the prawns quickly or they will get rubbery and chewy. It can pair with rice, roti or phulka. This prawn curry has always been a winner at home for its simplicity and delicious taste.

Prawn/Shrimp - 1 pound
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green chilli - 2
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black stone flower - little
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves -  1tsp
Mint leaves -  1 tsp
Oil for seasoning
Curry leaves -  1 leaf let


Clean and wash the shrimp with little salt. So that smell will get rid off.
Heat a pan and add 3 tsp of oil.
Once oil hot, add Cinnamon stick, Cloves, Cardamom, Bay leaf, fennel seeds, black stone flower.
Once masala turn it to brown, add chopped onion and stir it.
Then add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell goes off.
Add chopped Green chilli and stir it.
Once onion wilted add shrimp and stir it.
Then add turmeric powder and give a stir. Now its time to add chopped tomato and mix it.
Now add Coriander powder, red chilli powder and give a stir. Cook for 3 minutes. 
Then add garam masala and cook for 2 minutes.
Add chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves and stir it.
Now add a cup of water and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until water reduced to thick consistency.
Now tasty Prawn masala is ready to serve.
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