Prawn Masala…everyone has their own version and this is mine…this was lunch today…all for me J
- Medium size prawns, shells removed and cleaned, about 500gm
- Finely sliced shallots or regular onions, about 2 cups
- Tomato puree, 1-2 tbsp (optional)
- Oil, 2 tbsp
- Cumin seeds, ½ tsp
- Sugar, ½ tsp (optional)
- Coriander leaves, a few
For the marinade:
- Cumin powder, 1 tsp
- Red chili powder, 1 tsp
- Fresh Garlic, grated/pounded, 1 tbsp
- Salt, to taste
- Turmeric, ½ tsp
- Vinegar, 2-3 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients mentioned under marinade. Add in the cleaned prawns, mix well and keep aside for half an hour.
Heat oil in a pan/wok/kadhai. Add in the cumin seeds.
Add the onions/shallots and sugar (if using) once the cumin seeds start spluttering and fry till the onions turn soft.
Add in the tomato puree. Let it cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the prawns with the marinade. Sauté for 4-5 minutes till prawns are cooked through.
Check for seasoning and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.
You can skip using tomato puree, if you want – just sauté the onions till they nicely caramelised and golden brown. Add in the prawns and cook till done.