Prawn Masala Recipe

Try out this Indian style prawns masala recipe and give your taste buds a zing!! You can eat it with roti, rice, rice bhakri, pav bread or any other bread of your choice.


  • 200 gm prawns
  • 2 Tsp cumin
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 & 1/2 Tsp coriander powder
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/4 Cup Kashmiri red chili paste (made by soaking whole chilies and the grinding to a fine paste)
  • 1/2 Cup chopped tomatoes
  • Some chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/4 Tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 & 1/2 Tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste


  • Pour 3 tbsp oil to a heated pan.
  • Add 2 tsp cumin and 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste. Sauté these for a min or two. 
  • Add 1 cup chopped onion and sauté them till they become golden brown.
  • Once onions are done, add 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 & 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder and mix them well.
  • Add 1/4 cup Kashmiri red chili paste. To make this, boil some Kashmiri red chilies and grind them in a paste using a blender. This will give a beautiful red color to the dish and will not over power any other spices.
  • Add 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes to the masala. Mix everything well. Add a little water to the masala and cook it till the oil separates from the sides. 
  • After masala is cooked, add 1/4 tsp black pepper powder, 1 & 1/2 tsp garam masala and salt to taste.
  • Add 200 gm prawns to the masala and mix everything well. Add some coriander and cook it for 7-8 min till the prawns are done.
  • Your prawn masala is now ready. Enjoy!


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