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Masala Prawns

Spicy Shrimp or Prawn

Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

Spicy prawn dish. Take care not to overcook prawns as they can easily turn very rubbery.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1/2 kg Prawns (de-veined)
    • 2 tomatoes
    • 2 tsps red chilly paste
    • Salt
    • 1/2 tsp methi seeds
    • 2 tsps garlic paste
    • 1 big onion (fried)
    • 1 tsp jeera
    • Chopped corriander leaves for garnishing
    • 1/2 tsp julienned ginger for garnishing
    • 2 Tbsps oil
    • 1/2 lemon


    1. Wash prawns and marinate in 1 tbsp vinegar for an hour.
    2. Grind tomatoes with fried onions.
    3. Heat oil, add methi seeds, and jeera ,when they splutter,add tomato paste,garlic paste,and chilly paste, braise for 5 mins on medium heat.
    4. Wash prawns, add to this and add salt, mix well.
    5. Add 1/2 cup water and cook on low heat, till gravy thickens and prawn is done, add lemon cook for 2 mins.
    6. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander and julienned ginger.
    7. Serve hot with naans or jeera rice.



    good recepie


    good recepie