Spicy Prawn Masala

I had a different Prawn Masala pinned on Pinterest and when I started pulling out the ingredients I said…um no.  If there’s one type of food you don’t want to do any spice substitutions on it is Indian food.  So I found another really amazing recipe, it is so freaking spicy though but oh so good. This excellent recipe is from food blogger Yummy Tummy.  I just went to my local Indian Grocery Store today and picked up apparently the hottest Chili Powder ever!  It’s so good in this dish though.  I followed step by step directions minus the cardamon.  Which I already know what it is I add it to my tea so I know it wasn’t a big component in making this dish.  This might be a regular Friday dish for me until I get sick of it like I did the Salmon ;p  There’s so many new restaurants opening in my area including Indian food but I have such a love for cooking that I eat out dinner once a week and it’s usually to try something new and I can thank Yelp for that, where would we be without Yelp?  Honestly the same old Sardines…. 🙂  For those of you that love the movie will get it.  I added some Peas to my recipe, I needed my green veggie in there. 😉

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This stuff is no joke…..

If you ever find that you have made a dish too spicy- just grab some plain yogurt with drop of honey mix and add to your food- it’s tasty too. :))

Ingredients:

Oil – 3 tblspn
Prawn / Shrimp – 250 grams cleaned
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small stick
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu – 1 tsp
Cardamom / Yelakai – 2
Onion – 1 large chopped finely
Green Chilli -1 slit
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Tomato – 2 medium chopped finely
Salt to taste
Water – 1/2 cup

For Marination:
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method:

Take cleaned prawn in a bowl, add all the marination ingredients in it and mix well. Let it sit for 10 mins.

Now heat oil in a kadai. Add the marinated prawns and toss well in the oil. Let it cook for 5 to 7 mins till it is cooked, turns pink and curls. Remove the prawns alone in a bowl leaving any of the juices in the kadai.

Now let the juice bubble up and reduce for a couple of mins. Now add in cinnamon, fennel seeds and cook for a min.

Add in onions, curry leaves and green chilli. Saute for 5 mins or so.

Now add in ginger garlic paste and mix well for a min.

Add in salt and all spice powders and mix well for a min.

Add in tomatoes and mix well. Cook covered for 5 mins or so on a low heat till it turns mushy.

Now increase the heat and add some water and mix well.Cook this for a min.

Add the cooked prawns and mix well. Cook for 5 mins or so.

Serve with rice or roti.

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