Hot spicy Prawn (shrimp) masala


  • Prawn: 500gm
  • Onion: 2 no. (Small)
  • Tomato: 1no. (Small)
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger paste: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste: half teaspoon
  • Oil: 2 table spoon
  • Cumin seed: half teaspoon
  • Bay leaf: 2 no.
  • Salt: 1teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1teaspoon
  • Red chilly powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 1teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: one forth teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves: 2 table spoon (chopped)
  • Water:  half cup


  1. Clean and wash the prawn.
  2. First remove head and leg from the body.
  3. Then peel the shell from the prawn.
  4. Cut outer edge of prawn’s back. You can see intestine of the dorsal part of the body (vein).
  5. Remove and discard the vein runs along right under the surface of back, with your finger or tip of knife
  6. Add lemon juice. Leave it for 5-7 minutes. Again wash the prawn drain out all the water.
  7. Marinate the prawn with salt and red chilly powder.
  8. Cut onion and tomatoes into small pieces.


  1. Heat oil in a pan till smoke is coming.
  2. Put bay leaf, cumin seed and fry few seconds.
  3. Add chopped onion and brown on high flame. (About5- 7minutes)
  4. Add, ginger and garlic paste, and fry until golden brown (about 3 minutes).
  5. Add all powder masala and tomato.
  6. Cook till oil starts leaving the edges.
  7. Add marinated prawn, stir it well and cook for 4-6 minutes with lid on. Reduce to low flame.
  8. Fry till liquid dries up.
  9. Add hot water. Close lid.
  10. Reduce flame to lower heat and cook until gravy becomes thick and oil comes on top.
  11. Add Garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with paratha or pulao.


CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Hot spicy Prawn (shrimp) masala by Nag Ratna Sahu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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