Thursday, September 17, 2009


A thrilling prawn dish cooked in a thick sauce with ginger, curry leaves, shallots and tomato.

Ingredients :

Prawns : 250g
Shallots : 15, chopped
Ginger : 1 inch piece, chopped
Garlic : 5cloves, chopped
Green chilli : 2,chopped
Tomato : 1, small, chopped
Curry leaves : 2spring
Coriander leaves : 2bunch
Cinnamon : 1 inch stick
Cardamom : 3
Cloves : 3
Garam masala : 1tsp
Chilli Powder : 1tsp + 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp + 1/2tsp
coriander Powder : 1tsp
Lemon Juice :1tsp
Coconut Oil

Method :

1. Make a paste of ginger, garlic, green chilli, curry leaves and coriander leaves.

2. Marinate the cleaned prawns in half of the above mentioned paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt and lime juice for 1hour.

3. Now in a sauce pan add coconut oil. One by one add crushed cinnamon sticks, ardamom, cloves and then the remaining ginger+garlic paste(step 1).

4. Now add the chopped shallots and saute till it becomes translucent. Add the chopped tomato and close the pan with a lid. (As i dont like tomatoes taste in prwns, i add 3/4th of a small tomato)

5. When the tomatoes are cooked properly add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder .

6. Now add the marinated prawns along with half glass of water. close pan tightly with a lid.

7. When the prawns are completely cooked open the lid and make a thick masala. Add salt if needed.

8. Serve hot with Rice or Appam..


  1. Wow....drool worthy prawn the spicy and creamy version...

  2. Tempting.. tickling my tastebuds dear..;)

  3. Hi Lena,
    The prawn masala looks so tempting, shall try the same masala version with yam :)beautiful clicks dear :)

  4. Hi are you doing?
    Guess what i'll b in pune in 2 weeks :)

  5. Wow Lena, definitely i'll try this version, just love anything with prawns...tempting dish!

  6. wow prawns r my fav...this def looks delicious...will try this one this weekend...

  7. yummy and spicy prawn masala Lena...Kanditte ente Ammaye orma vannu...

  8. Thats a fabulous curry Lena...looks so tempting :)

  9. yummm..Lenakutti oru prawns kothichi analle..hehe..atho ipozhathe aa kothi aano.:D:D..nyways nice yum dish..:)

  10. woow that looks so delish lena, i must tell thou im a vageterian...prawns was my all time fav when i used to eat non-veg, and this isss really tempting!!

  11. oooh the masala is awesome, especially addition of shallots!

  12. My all time favorite prawn masala...adipoli induketo vaayichappo I am hearing grumbling sound hmmmm...:)
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  13. Hey Lena...
    Thnks for visiting Vazhayila!!!!
    And congrats ....ithu ethra months annu???
    Prawns masala looks fab!!!!I am from Kottayam ...n wat abt u???

  14. Prawns masala... maa favourite....

    Your recipe looks awsome...

  15. Prawns - I am drooling here... Looks awesome...

  16. How are you doing sweetie?the prawns look totally tempting :)

  17. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog. It is a pleasure to discover yours and I look forward to exploring and visiting. Those prawns are very appetizing.

  18. Thanks for visiting my space, Lena! see you often... :) You have some wonderful recipes out there...! I will surely be visitng your blog in future... very tempting prawns recipe!


  19. That looks awesome! So tempting and easy to make. Keep posting more recipes please!

  20. Lena kutty prawns nalla asssalayitundalloooo.....

  21. Prawns masala adipoli aayirikkunnu! Wish I could have some now! Thanks for leaving a comment and sorry for the late reply. Ippozha samayam kittiye. Ippol Masters cheyuunnu in Electrical Engineering. US il aa pakshe ippol veetil alla nikkunne. Its in a diff state far away from ours. So hoping to finish it as fast as possible! How are you doing? How is your health now? Take care!

  22. hi lena , hru ? iam visiting ur blog after a long time..This one looks good.Loved the murungai theeyal ..will try

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  24. Thanks for leaving sweet comment and valuable suggestion, sure will work on also from ur place thirssur...married to thirssur guy,ipoo settled in US!!!Lena thirssur evide annu? how is ur health,Take care da...Keep in touch..Catch u later.

  25. Hi Lena, hope ur doing great dear:)

    I love prawns and prawn masala looks awesome! Nice click.

  26. mmmmm...yumm yumm..lena, its a wonderful snap..

  27. woww..prawns are my favorite...snap is awesome drooling here...

  28. Thanks all for ur lovely comments.. :)

  29. Sarha..this is 6th month for me and going to kerala in the end of oct.. :) really taking care of me n baby.. :)

  30. i love prawns....this looks amazing....looks spicy and delicious..

  31. Thank u all for the lovely comments..

  32. Kandittu kothiyavinnu..adipoli prawns, will surely try this.