Prawns can be made in different ways, from pulao to koliwada style. They are quick to cook and require minimum ingredients to enhance their flavour. The following recipe will help you to make delicious Prawns Masala within 30 minutes – no need of any marinade. With the following basic ingredients, you can make this simple yet scrumptious dish easily at home.
In a pan, heat oil and add onion, ginger-garlic paste. Sauté until the raw scent disappears. Add the tomato and quickly stir.
Add garam masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder and turmeric. Stir continuously until cooked well. Turn off the flame and let it cool. Once the mixture cools down, blend it with water to get a fine paste.
In the same pan, heat some oil and add the blended mixture to it. Stir well and then add coconut milk. Stir slowly and let it simmer.
Add prawns to the mixture and coat them well. Then add salt, pepper and finely chopped coriander. Simmer for another 5-8 minutes or until the sauce thickens and prawns are cooked.
Garnish with lemon and serve hot with white rice or flatbread.
To keep the dish mildly spicy and give it a nice red colour, use paprika instead of red chilli powder.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use canned tomatoes for this recipe?
Yes. You can use canned tomatoes or tomato puree / tomato ketchup instead of fresh tomatoes for this recipe.
Can I use coconut cream instead of coconut milk?
Yes. You can use coconut cream instead of coconut milk for this recipe. Adjust the level of spiciness as per the requirement.