Prawn Masala…everyone has their own version and this is mine…this was lunch today…all for me J
- Medium size prawns, shells removed and cleaned, about 500gm
- Finely sliced shallots or regular onions, about 2 cups
- Tomato puree, 1-2 tbsp (optional)
- Oil, 2 tbsp
- Cumin seeds, ½ tsp
- Sugar, ½ tsp (optional)
- Coriander leaves, a few
For the marinade:
- Cumin powder, 1 tsp
- Red chili powder, 1 tsp
- Fresh Garlic, grated/pounded, 1 tbsp
- Salt, to taste
- Turmeric, ½ tsp
- Vinegar, 2-3 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients mentioned under marinade. Add in the cleaned prawns, mix well and keep aside for half an hour.
Heat oil in a pan/wok/kadhai. Add in the cumin seeds. Once they start spluttering, add sliced shallots and sugar, if using. Fry onions till they soft and in the tomato puree. Let it cook for a couple of minutes. Add the prawns with the marinade. Sauté for 4-5 minutes till prawns are done. Check for seasoning and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.
If you want to skip tomato puree, you can, just sauté the onions till they are golden brown. I was feeling too lazy to stand in the kitchen for that long today!