Saturday, September 29, 2012

Prawn Masala


Small Prawns - 200 gms
Onions - 2 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato Puree - 1 small cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Corriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Homemade Chilli-Corriander Powder - 1 tsp
Fennel Powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut Milk - a small cup
Salt - to taste

To Marinate

Lime Juice - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp

For Seasoning

Oil - 2 tbsp
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon piece - 1
Fennel Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - few


Marinate the de-shelled, de-veined Prawns with lime juice and turmeric powder for 15 minutes.

Heat Oil in a kadai and add the items given in "For Seasoning" one-by-one. When it starts spluttering, add the chopped onions, salt and saute for 3 minutes. Add the ginger garlic paste, chopped tomatoes and saute for another 3 minutes.

Add all the dry powders, salt and saute for 2 minutes. Now add the tomato puree and cook the gravy in medium flame. When you find the oil oozing out, add the prawns. Cook the Prawns in medium flame for 5 minutes. Now add the coconut milk and cook for another 5 minutes.

Transfer the Prawn Masala to a serving dish


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