prawn masala curry Recipe – By Malsha – eLanka

Prawn masala curry Recipe – By Malsha – eLanka

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with this unique prawn curry that you won’t find in just any kitchen…


  •  500g large prawns (cleaned, washed, and marinated for an hour with turmeric, lime juice, 1 tsp chili powder, and 1 tsp salt)
  •  2 finely diced onions
  •  2 ripe tomatoes (blended into a paste)
  •  2 sprigs of curry leaves
  •  1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5 tablespoons of cooking oil
  •  Salt to taste
  •  A piece of lime

For the masala paste:

  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger
  •  8 cloves of garlic
  •  4 curry leaves
  •  2 tsp black pepper powder
  •  1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  •  2 tsp coriander seeds
  •  1/2 tsp chili powder
  •  1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Combine all these ingredients in a grinder and blend them into a smooth,


  1. Heat 5 tablespoons of cooking oil in a small pan. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds. Once they start spluttering, toss in the curry leaves and sauté for about 10 seconds.
  2. Add the finely diced onions to the tempering. Sprinkle a teaspoon of salt over the onions and sauté them until they turn golden brown.
  3. Mix in the tomato paste and cook over low heat for approximately 5 minutes, or until the oil starts separating from the mixture.
  4. Now, add the prepared masala paste to the pan and thoroughly combine it with the onion-tomato mixture. Reduce the heat to a low setting, cover the pan, and allow it to simmer for 7 minutes.
  5. As the mixture cooks, you’ll notice the oil separating and becoming visible. If the spices start to stick or burn, add 2-3 tablespoons of water to prevent that.
  6. Once the mixture is well-cooked and the oil has separated, add the marinated prawns and stir well. Cook over medium heat for a minute, then reduce the flame.
  7. Pour in a cup of water and continue cooking over low heat. Add more salt if needed. Allow the curry to simmer and gradually reduce the water content, taking your time.
  8. Just before serving, squeeze a few drops of lime juice into the curry to enhance the flavors.

🔸 This delectable prawn curry complements perfectly with options like yellow rice, white rice, or bread, and is enhanced when served with coconut sambol. Savor the flavors!

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