Chettinad stylePrawn masala

Prawn/Shrimp masala:

The term shrimp and Prawn,Shrimp is applied to smaller species,Prawn is never applied to very small species. It is applied to most of the larger forms.

Both has the similar taste and goodness.Wonderful spices added to enrich the taste of shrimps,shrimp masala will be great in taste,spicy,delicious curry with great combination of rice and roti,

Prawn masala
Prawn masala

Healthcare  suggestions:

Prawns are a good source of unsaturated fat, which makes up the majority of its fat content. Unsaturated fats can help improve your blood cholesterol levels when you eat them in place of saturated or trans fats. Prawns, like other fish and shellfish, are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids — essential fatty acids your body does not produce. Omega-3s can reduce inflammation and your risk of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis, as well as help with brain function. While prawns are a low-fat food and contain many healthy fats, they are also rich in cholesterol.

Despite the high cholesterol content, prawns are still a healthy alternative protein source. While prawns are a healthy food choice in general, they are also naturally high in sodium. Prawns are a great source of Vitamins B-6, B-12, and Niacin, which help the body produce energy, build muscle and replenish red blood cells.
Prawns contain significant amounts of iron, a mineral that is essential for the body to effectively distribute oxygen.Eating prawns helps build strong bones because they contain phosphorous, copper and magnesium.

It may cause allergic in some cases.


Prawn/Shrimps-1/4 kg

Onion-1 big chopped

Tomato-1 big chopped

Curry leaves-2 springs

Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp

Masala powder- 2 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Salt-3/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste-1 heap tsp

Coriander leaves chopped-2 tsp



To marinate:

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Chilli powder-1 tsp

Lemon juice-1 1/2 tsp


Clean, discard shell and de vein  shrimp.

In a wide bowl add shrimps, salt,chilli powder, and lemon juice mix well and keep aside.

Heat pan with 1 tbsp of oil and saute marinated shrimps for 3 minutes,keep it ready.


Heat another pan with 1 tsp of oil season with fennel seeds,add chopped onion,garam masala powder and saute for a while,add curry leaves and ginger garlic paste.

Cook in low flame till the raw smell changes,add chopped tomato  saute for a minute.

Add masala powder and turmeric powder and salt,mix it well by adding 1/2 cup of water.

Let it get reduced and incorporate well,at this stage add pre-fried prawn,allow it to cook along with the masala not more than 3 to 5 minutes.


When it is done perfectly transfer to the serving dish garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Note:Careful while cooking prawn if you cook for a long time it will become rubbery and tasteless.

Can add some freshly fried and coarse grind coriander powder, add along with garam masala powder.


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