Spicy Prawns


  • 500 gm prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1.5 tsp garlic paste
  • 3 tsp red chilli powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 5 slit green chillies
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves


  1. Wash the prawns and set in a colander to drain
  2. Put the oil in a pan on moderate heat
  3. When hot, add the onions
  4. After they turn golden brown, add the garlic and fry for about 10 minutes, sprinkling in water as required
  5. Add the spice powders and salt
  6. Stir the masala for about 10 minutes
  7. Sprinkle water as required
  8. Add the tomatoes and fry for about 15 minutes till oil separates
  9. Add the chillies
  10. Add the prawns. Cook not more than 3 minutes
  11. Pour in the vinegar and simmer for about 2-3 minutes
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves

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