Prawns Masala Fry

500 grams tiger prawns
1 big onion chopped finely
5 big tomatoes chopped
1 whole garlic peeled and crushed
1 inch ginger crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
3 tbsp mustard oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Juice of 2 limes
20-25 curry leaves

To prepare:
Marinate prawns in ½ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp salt and juice of 1 lime for 2 hours
Heat 1 tbsp mustard oil till smoking point. Cool down and shallow fry the prawns in small batches.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in the same pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add onion, ginger garlic paste and cook till onion turns brown.
Add chopped tomatoes, ½ tsp turmeric powder and cook till tomatoes are cooked properly.
Add salt to taste , prawns and mix well.
Cook for 2 minutes and turn off the gas.
Finally, squeeze 1 lemon and relish with roti or rice.


  1. Delicious and lovely looking prawn masala .Simply droolworthy.

  2. Excellent and irresistible prawn masala,makes me hungry..