Servings : Serves 4
This dish works as a base/masala for Prawn Biryani OR can be had as is with either parathas, bread, chapatis, rotis, boiled rice..etc. A spicy and delicious dish!
Ingredients for Marination
- 500 gm prawns, shelled and de-veined (marinate the cleaned prawns in the following ingredients for 2 hours or up to overnight)
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp tandoori masala
- 1/4 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 2 green chillies, slit or chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh yoghurt, whipped
- 2 tbsp tomato paste/puree
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp ginger paste
- juice of half a lemon
- pinch of saffron
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 cardamom pod
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed (then fried or boiled separately)
- 4 tbsp chopped coriander
Heat oil, fry the sliced onions, then drain and set aside. Next add the marinated prawns into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes just to seal them nicely, drain and set aside. Do not over-fry the prawns as they will cook some more in the gravy, and over-cooking prawns makes them hard.
Add the cumin seeds, cardamom and cinnamon to the oil. Once they splutter, add the chopped tomatoes, sprinkle a bit of salt on them and fry until all the moisture evaporates.
In the meantime, whip the yoghurt in a bowl, then crush half of the fried onions and add them in the bowl, plus the tomato paste. Add the saffron. Use a fork and whip these ingredients together.
Once the tomatoes have dried, add the ginger and garlic, 1 of the chopped/slit chilli, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Fry for a minute, then pour in the yoghurt mixture. Cook this down for about 2-3 minutes until it thickens and no longer has any raw flavour. Add the fried prawns, remaining fried onions and the potatoes and simmer together on low heat, giving an occasional stir. Adjust the salt, add the remaining green chilli. You can add a bit of water for extra gravy if needed.
When done, squeeze in the lemon juice and sprinkle the chopped coriander. Mix in and serve! :
I love this dish! Will make
I love this dish! Will make again and again : )
Aswk. I wud lik to omit
Aswk. I wud lik to omit yoghurt.wht shud I
Add to replace it.
Sorry but I cannot be sure
Sorry but I cannot be sure what would be a perfect substitute for the yoghurt. You can try leaving it out entirely.
Youghurt means curd or set
Youghurt means curd or set youghurt….
can i use Anchor new dale set youghurt
A heavy set yoghurt. I do not
A heavy set yoghurt. I do not know the one you mentioned, if it a fresh yoghurt and can be had with a meal then yes. Nothing flavoured or sweetened.
Oh my God ….. i actually
Oh my God ….. i actually used the sweetend set youghurt n it tasted amazing.. 🙂
this time i shall try without sweet but then again can i use curd….or is there a cooking youghurt…
Yes you can use fresh curd,
Yes you can use fresh curd, just drain it well.
Aoa. Tried ur prawn masla
Aoa. Tried ur prawn masla yesterday…turned out awesome….my hubby usually eats grilled prawns but liked these…took second and even third serving !! MashAllah all Ur recipes r too oo good. ..ur site is really a blessing cuz I don’t have to think abt wht to cook everyday….n whichever recipe, it’s always a hit!! Thank u so much for sharing ur recipes… May Allah bless U always 🙂 will be making the prawn briyani today with left overs !! 2 yummies with one recipe wow !
what if I make this 2 days
what if I make this 2 days ahead..will it still taste good?
It will be good but prawns
It will be good but prawns taste best the day they are made because reheating them sometimes tends to make them get tough.
Hi…Half cup yogurt is how much ml?
Hi, 100 ml