Prawn Masala Curry-How to make prawn masala-Jhinga fish curry

prawn curry

Preparation time-40 minutes


  • Prawn(shelled and washed)-150 gm
  • Chopped onion-1
  • Chopped tomato-1
  • Chopped ginger-2 inch
  • Garlic cloves (peeled)-6 to 8
  • Green chilli-1 or 2
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Whole Black pepper-1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-3/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil-4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves



  • Add little turmeric powder and salt to the prawns.
  • Mix it and keep it aside for 20-30 minutes.

Masala paste-

  • In a grinding jar:add 1/2 tsp od cumin seeds, coriander seeds, whole black pepper, ginger, garlic,green chill and chopped onion.
  • Add little water and grind it into thick smooth paste.

Curry preparation:

  • Heat a pan, add 2 tbsp of oil and let it heat.
  • Fry the marinated prawns for a minute on medium flame.
  • Take out the fried prawns, keep it aside for further use.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil in the same/different pan and let it heat properly.
  • Add bay leaves and cumin seeds, fry it for few seconds.
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder, mix it.
  • Add the prepared masala paste, fry the masala for 3-4 minutes on low-medium flame.
  • Add chopped tomato and cook it on low flame for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 glass of water, stir it and let it come to boil.
  • Add fried prawns and salt to taste, mix it.
  • Cover the pan and cook it on medium flame for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add garam masala powder and coriander leaves, stir it.
  • Turn off the flame and ready to serve.


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