Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Prawns Masala


Cleaned prawns – ½ Kg
Chopped shallots – ½ cup
Chopped onion – ½ cup
Chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
Green chilly slits – 3 nos
Chopped ginger – 1 tsp
Chopped tomato – ½ cup
Salt – as required
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Oil - as required
Curry leaves - as required
Coriander leaves - as required

Method of Preparation:

In a thick bottomed pan, add 3 tsp of coconut oil. Add shallots and onions to it and sauté well till the color changes. Now add ginger, green chilies, tomato. Sauté again. Add dry curry powders (chili, coriander, turmeric, pepper, garam masala), salt, required amount of water and prawns. Mix well. Close the lid and cook well. Do not cook it too much otherwise prawns will get very hard. When the gravy thickens and the oil floats on the top, add curry leaves and coriander leaves. Mix well and serve.


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