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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
40 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Heat the oil in a non-stick saucepan and gently fry the onions for about 5-7 minutes or until golden.
  • Add in the garlic- ginger paste with the chillies and cook for about half a minute. Add in the seeds, turmeric, coriander powder and salt. Stir.
  • Add the tomatoes and simmer for about 8-10 minutes, add little hot water if needed.
  • Add the prawns and the water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 3-5 minutes or until the prawns are nearly cooked.
  • Uncover and cook till the sauce is reduced to the thick gravy consistency.
  • Stir in the remaining spices, lemon juice and fresh coriander.
  • Serve hot.


  • 750 grams raw prawns, washed, shelled, with the tails intact and de-veined
  • 250 grams tomatoes, pureed
  • 100 ml hot water
  • 50 ml Cooking oil
  • 100 grams onions, chopped
  • 50 grams garlic -ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon each brown mustard and fenugreek seeds,
  • 2 teaspoon each onion, fennel and cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2-3 green chillies, halved lengthways and seeded
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • 25 grams chopped fresh coriander leaves and stalks

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