Prawns Green Masala Recipe, Prawns In Green Masala Recipe
Recipe type: Main, Seafood
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
Prawns green masala recipe is a semi dry gravy which goes well with pao (bread), roti and rice. This prawns green masala recipe is tangy, spicy and mouth watering.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
For Green Paste:
  • 1 small onion (pyaz)
  • 1 inch ginger (adrak)
  • 3-4 garlic (lehsun)
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves (dhaniya)
  • 2-3 green chilies (mirchi)
  • 1 tbsp water if required
  • a pinch of salt
For curry:
  • 1.5 tbsp oil
  • 20-22 medium sized prawns (de-shelled and de-veined) (jhinga)
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped into julienne (pyaz)
  • 12-14 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 medium sized potato peeled and chopped into cubes (optional) (aloo)
  • 3-4 garcinia indica (kokam) / 1 tomato / 1 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 1 t/s sugar
  • 1 t/s turmeric powder (haldi)
  • salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Wash the prawns and de-vein them.
  2. Put some salt and allow to rest for 10 mins.
  3. Meanwhile peel the potatoes an chop them into cubes. Immerse them in water with little salt else they would start darkening.
  4. Grind all the ingredients for the green paste with little salt until smooth. Add little water if required. Don't forget to add salt as it would help to retain it's green color.
  5. Take another pan with oil. Once oil is hot add half of curry leaves.
  6. Now add onion julienne with the rest of curry leaves.
  7. Add some salt and sugar which would help the onion to caramelize faster.
  8. Once the onion changes color add the grounded green paste. Also add turmeric powder and stir.
  9. Cook the paste for 2-3 mins and keep stirring.
  10. Time to add the potatoes.
  11. Cover and cook until potatoes are cooked. If you want the gravy thicker and dry then cook until moisture evaporates.
  12. Add the prawns and cook for 1-2 mins.
  13. Finally add kokam. Check the taste add salt if required.
  14. Cook for 2 mins more.
  15. Switch off the gas and serve the prawns green masala curry with rice or pao.
1. You could use any of these ingredients either tomato / tamarind pulp/ raw mango to make the curry tangy.
2. If you like more hot and spicy then add more green chilies.
3. Add salt carefully as we have marinated prawns with salt.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at