Prawns Masala is an easy to make semi gravy dish which does not require too much pre planning. I have not used any garam masala in this recipe. The masala should not overpower the flavour of prawns.
15 large size prawns
2-3 chopped onions
1 tsp Green masala ( 3-4 green chillies, coriander leaves & 6-7 garlic flakes)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp Tamarind pulp Pinch of hing ( asafoetida)
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
Devein & clean the prawns. Marinate it with turmeric, red chilly, green masala, tamarind & salt. Keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.
Heat oil in pan. Add a pinch of hing. Throw in chopped onions & saute for 2 minutes.Then add some turmeric powder & mix well. Cover & cook for 5-7 minutes. Do not add too much water while cooking the onions as it is semi gravy dish.
When the onions are cooked mix the marinated prawns. Cook for just 5 minutes. Do not overcook prawns as it will get tough. Turn off the heat.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Prawns masala is ready. Can be served with chapati, bhakri or roti.