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Prawns Masala Recipe | Spicy Shrimp Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

The prawns masala recipe | shrimp masala recipe is spicy and is full of flavor. Have it with roti, rice, or your favorite bread.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dry roast recipes, indian curries, prawns masala recipe, shrimp masala recipe
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Teena Agnel
  • 2 pounds (1 kg) uncooked peeled shrimp, deveined
  • 1 medium-size onion, cut lengthwise
  • 1 green bell pepper, optional
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon paprika or chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala All spice mix (Garam masala recipe)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  1. Add vinegar and salt to the shrimp and let it rest for 5 minutes. Rinse well and let it drain.

  2. Meanwhile, grind cumin + ginger + garlic.

  3. Heat the oil on medium. Once the oil is warm enough add turmeric + paprika + garam masala. Immediately add onions or the spices will burn. Saute it well till onion becomes translucent. Add in the paste and fry it for another 2 minutes.

  4. Now, add the shrimp and stir till the moisture evaporates. Keep a close eye so that it doesn't get burned.

  5. Once it's dry, turn the heat to medium and add the salt, green peppers and saute for 5 more minutes

  6. Adjust salt.

Recipe Notes

How to make your shrimp bouncy?

To get restaurant style bouncy, crunchy and plump.

Massage the shrimp with baking soda and submerge it in ice-cold water for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, rinse the shrimp well with fresh water, drain, pat dry. Add cornstarch and egg whites to the shrimp, cover and refrigerate for another 2-4 hours before using.

Rinse and drain it again before using.