Pan Fried Masala Prawns

We three...me,my hubby and my little  daughter,all are prawns lovers.
Whenever I bring prawns,sometimes I  make traditional  prawns recipe whereas  sometimes  try to make some variations.This time I did a twist  with prawns masala.I had marinated the prawns first..then made a tangy  , spicy curry using the marination spices  along  with other spices. It came out so tasty...

Preparation Time - 10 Minutes 
Cooking Time - 15 Minutes 
Marination Time -1hour 
Servings - 2 
Recipe Category - Indian Style Fish Recipe 


Prawns - 250 grams(cleaned and deveined)
Lemon Juice - 1
Vegetable Oil-1tsp
Garlic paste-1tsp
Ginger paste-1tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Red chilly powder - 1tsp
Garam masala powder -1tsp
Tandoori masala powder -1tsp  (optional )
Chat masala powder - 1tsp
Salt -1pinch
Black Pepper powder - 1 tsp

Tomato -1
Coriander Leaves - 1/4cup+2tbsp (chopped )
Ginger Paste- 1 tsp
Garlic Paste -2sp
Salt to taste
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1tsp
Green chilli -4 chopped


Mix the prwans  with lime juice, salt and black pepper powder  in a large, non-metallic bowl. Cover and allow to marinate for 10 minutes. 

After  that add all ingredients  of marination into  the prawns..mix well..cover and keep in refrigerator  for atleast  1hour.

Add half cup water in bowl..add  onions and tomato into the water...bring it to boil for 5 minutes...switch off the gas..remove from heat...let them cool...peel the tomato skin...then grind with onions  to make a fine paste.

Make a fine paste of 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves with chopped green chillies. ..if required, add little bit water.

Heat the oil  in a frying pan on medium heat.

Add  the prawns from the prawns marination mix and fry till light brown  for both the sides.Remove aside.

Add the  onion tomato paste. Fry till  golden brown and then add the ginger and garlic pastes. Fry for a minute. Stir very gently.

Now add the green chilli and coriander and remaining spices of the marination .Add coriander powder, red chilly powder and turmeric powder   and salt...cook until oil gets separated.

Add prwans  and mix with gravy. Add 1/4 cup water.bring it to boil...when the water will start boiling, simmer the gas  and cook till  the gravy is reduce to half its original volume. Stir very gently every now .The gravy  should be thick.

Switch off the heat. Sprinkle 2tbsp chopped coriander leaves on top.It goes well with hot steamed  rice.


  1. Darun hoyechey dekhtey. I loved the addition of tandoori masala and CHAAT masala in the marination. The gravy has a lovely colour and texture. The dish looks mouthwatering good. Loved it dear.

    1. Thanks a lot dear..my daughter loves prawns .just to make her happy..do some experiment

  2. Yummy, this looks so delicious and flavourful!

  3. Prawn masala looks mouth watering... The color is great and looks tasty...

    1. Thanks a lot dear. .yes it was tasty...seems for marination.

  4. The prawn curry looks yum! I love prawns :)

  5. Looks delish.. Any veggies alternative u suggest dear

    1. Thanks a lot dear...being a vegaterian u liked my dish..I am so happy. Yes you do the same using paneer.

  6. I can see why this is a favorite, I could eat this every night for dinner. Pinning and printing.

    1. Thanks a lot dear. .wish I could send some

  7. I'm also a huge prawn lover. Curry looks yum!