Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Masala Prawns (chingudi Masala)


Prawns - 500 gms
Chopped large Onion- 2nos
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tblsp
2 medium size tomatoes- chopped
Salt for taste
Whole garam masalas (2 cardamom, 1” long cinnamon, 1 bay leaf)
Red chilly powder- 1tsp
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Mustard Oil- 2-3 tblsp ( U can use any vegetable oil but we odias like nonveg cooked in mustard oil)
Coconut milk- 2tblsp
Cumin-coriander powder- 1tsp
Garam masala- 1tsp

For marination:
Salt as per the taste
Haldi - ½ tsp


Marinate the Prawns with the above ingredients & keep it for 10-15 min.

Take a non- stick pan. Add 2tblsp of oil.  Pan fry the prawns for 5-7 mins till they cooked properly & light golden brown. Don’t overcook the prawns otherwise they will become hard. 

Heat oil in a pan. Add the whole garam masals & then chopped onions. 
Sauté for 1-2 min till they turns to brownish colour. In this stage add red chilli powder & turmeric powder , sauté for 2-3 sec & immediately add the ginger-garlic paste, don’t let the chiili powder burn. Saute for 2-3 min till raw smell goes away. 

Add chopped tomatoes. Mix well. Add cumin-coriander powder & salt. Sauté till the tomatoes becomes soft & masala is done. Now add ½ cup of water to the masala. Cover & let it boil for 2-3 mins.  Add coconut milk & mix well. Then add the fried prawns .Cook for another 1-2 min.  Add garam masala to it. Mix well & Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Roti/naan/ plain rice.

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Sangeeta Dash said...

Its awesome ...i also cooked ,pls visit
Oriya Food Recipes

Unknown said...

Pranati u r amazing.i really love ur recipies.

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