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Prawn Masala

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
  • 45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • Marinade :

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Prawn masala is a pretty standard dish eaten throughout the Indian subcontinents partially due to the lack of meat eaters in India. Like most prawn recipes, the cooking difficulty doesn’t lie in the actual cooking itself, it’s with the marinade. When attempting to cook this recipe, pay extra attention to the marinade; really experiment with it to taste the way you want.  Once you have the marinade down you’ll quickly have a platter of delicious prawns.

Health Benefits

This prawn masala is a spicy wonder with many health benefits that make them a great part of your diet. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids which greatly contribute to cardiovascular and pulmonary health.  Prawns also contain a sizable amount of selenium. Selenium boosts the power of antioxidants which are responsible for reducing cancer causing free radicals. This amazing element also prevents the development of tumors and reduces the rate of cellular mutation throughout the body.

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How to Make Prawn Masala

  1. Place clean prawns in a bowl.
    1. Add all the ingredients for the marinade and mix well.
    2. Let sit for 10 mins.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai.
    1. Add the marinated prawns and toss well.
    2. Let it cook for 5 to 7 mins till they turn pink and curl.
  3. Remove the prawns and leave the juices in the kadai.
    1. Let the juice bubble up and reduce for a couple of mins.
    2. Add in cinnamon and fennel seeds,
    3. Cook for 1 minute.
    4. Add in onions, curry leaves, and green chilli.
  4. Sauté for 5 mins or so.
    1. Add in ginger garlic paste and mix well for a minute.
    2. Add in salt and all spice powders and mix well for a minute.
    3. Add in tomatoes and mix well.
  5. Cook covered for 5 mins or so on a low heat till the contentsbecome mushy.
    1. Increase the heat, add some water, and mix well.
    2. Cook for another minute.
  6. Add the cooked prawns and mix well.
  7. Cook for 5 mins or so.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Trivia

A new species of prawn that grows up to 11 inches in size has been discovered off the coast of New Zealand.

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