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Awadhi Style Prawn Curry

  • Non Veg
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 3
  • Easy



Nothing feels or tastes better than a royal delicacy from India’s rich heritage. This Awadhi style prawn curry is a royal delicacy from Awadh, and tastes absolutely delicious. The prawns are simmered and cooked in a style unique to the area. The prawns are first dipped in ghee, and after they become all crisp and nice they are dipped in a yogurt based gravy. The curry is best enjoyed alongside steamed rice, but you can plan to have it with a chapatti as well, since the dish always tends to stay true to its taste.

Health Benefits

Prawns carry omega 3 fatty acids that are perfect for your health. The dish gives you an overall diet of proteins and saturated fats.

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How to Make Awadhi Style Prawn Curry

  • Start the process by properly washing and cleaning the prawns, and then setting them aside.
  • Heat the required oil inside a pan and add the ginger-garlic paste followed by the fenugreek seeds.
  • Sauté the mixture for a while, till the mixture goes away.
  • Add the chopped onions that you have prepared for the dish and add them to the mixture. Simmer the chopped onions until they turn translucent.
  • Now, add some turmeric powder along with red chili, garam masala and fenugreek leaves. Sauté the mixture for a few minutes.
  • Add the prawns to the mixture, once you feel that the masala has blended well.
  • Add the whisked yogurt now, and stir the mixture continuously to avoid any imbalance, or curdling.
  • Pour the ghee on top of the curry and season the final mixture with ginger juliennes and coriander leaves.
  • Best served hot.


Prawns usually come in numerous shapes and forms. Large prawns are preferably used in this curry, because of their pertinent shape.

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