Saturday, August 02, 2008


Everyone loves prawns, I have yet to meet someone who does not like prawns, as for me I love them in any form and size, so when I purchase prawns from the fish market I usually store them in smaller individual portions. This makes it easier to remove a packet each, and make the dish of my choice (off course, I make my portions keeping the various dishes that I would like to make in mind. As my fish curry does not need too many prawns which a prawn pulao needs prawns in a much larger quantity)

I had my sister in laws kids for lunch and I wanted to make something different which I had not done earlier and which would be quite chatpata i.e. hot and sour.
So here is my prawn dish…


1 cup medium sized prawns
2 medium sized onions blanched and pureed
2 small tomatoes finely chopped
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder for colour
1 tsp red chili powder
½ tsp garam masala.
½ tsp haldi or turmeric powder
Finely chopped coriander for garnish
Salt to taste.


Take oil in a pan
Stir fry onions till light brown, add ginger garlic paste and stir
Add the pureed tomatoes and stir till oil separates
Add all the masala’s and stir
Add the prawns, add a little water and let it cook till the prawns are cooked, which takes about 3 mins.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves
Serve with hot rotis or steaming hot rice


Pooh said...

Good to see you writing again Mahek! You've been missed. :)

Aparna said...

Hi Mahek,
Where do you keep disappearing to? Nice to see you back though and hope to see more posts here.

sowhatsnewtoday said...

wow!! i have made this same combination a number of times. tastes awesome.and is so quick to make.
hey btw i was going thru ur recipe and saw one interesting mention"potato peas in coconut gravy" can you mail me the recipe. sowhatsnewtoday at gmail


nice to have you back on the blogs.

I was expecting nice photographs of the places and markets from your vacations.

Cynthia said...

I want mine with hot steaming rice thank you!

vivari said...

that sounds yummy
will try it

Kitchen Flavours said...

Awesome. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.
What more can i write more on this recipe. u can send this to curry mela i think.

deepu said...

Hi Mahek
A warm hello from another Goan. I live in the US and have always craved for Goan recipes. Recently stumbled upon your blog. Love it !! What more should i say !! Your food and photographs have made me very nostalgic !! Thankyou.

deepu said...

Hi Mahek,
Yes parampara masala is good comes with the name of paneer cafreal masala but works equally good for both paneer and chicken. hey thanks for visiting my blog. write to me at
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happy cooking !

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Sharmi said...

hey Mahek, How are you?
Thanks for the lovely wishes in my blog.
Take care

konchady said...

Dear Mahek,

Yesterday I had invited some guests & I prepared your Prawn Masala, & it was liked by all. I am very happy. Thanks for the recipe which is very simple & easy to prepare.

With regards,