Prawns is not a fish, it absolutely isn’t so, let’s clear the air of confusion and move on to our latest and hottest new recipe of this week…Prawns that we cooked on this Friday to start off our weekend on absolutely fabulous note. Btw, we call Prawns as Chingri Machh (Fish) in Bengali albeit it is not considered as Machh-Fish but Bengalis are just not ready to have this debate for now. So…
Prawns or Chingri is very tasty fish and also a very well known fish all over the world, and it is considered to be a great source of protein. Different types of recipes can be made with prawns. The scientific name of prawn is ‘Fenneropenaeus Indicus’. It is said that Prawns are a great source of high quality protein, and provide some of the most important vitamins and minerals that make up a healthy diet. But some unlucky ones are highly allergic to Prawns, especially the ones having asthma like me, but I love eating prawns, in fact, it one of my favorite dish. Also, they are surprisingly low in calories and are made up of extremely healthy cholesterol but too much of prawns can really give some people allergies so be careful of the proportion that you eat always. So, lets move on to our newest recipe of todays – ‘Prawns Tawa Masala Recipe’
About this recipe, I can honestly say that its simply delicious. You know, If prawns are not cooked properly with the right amount of ingredients, it can really release a slightly unpleasant odour while eating that can leave some people unsatisfied and this applies to every meat and fish recipe that we usually cook but with this particular prawns recipe, I was quite surprised and happy on how it turned out. There was no unpleasant odour that gave me any bad experience, in fact, this prawns masala recipe turned out to be absolutely splendid, the masala was not so rich and well balanced. It was mildly spicy but that’s what made this dish so sumptuous.
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
|Prawns (cleaned and deveined)||1/2 kg|
|Ginger Shreds/Paste||1 tbsp|
|Garlic Shreds/Paste||1 tbsp|
|Green Chili Shreds||2|
|Lemon Juice||1 tsp|
|Tamarind Pulp||4-5 tbsp|
|Kashmiri Red Chili Powder||1 tbsp|
|Turmeric Powder||2 tbsp|
|Coriander Powder||1 tbsp|
|Cumin Powder||1 tsp|
|Garam Masala Powder||1 tbsp|
|Onions Chopped||2 medium|
|Fresh Coriander Chopped||1 small bowl|
|Salt||1 tbsp / As Per Taste|
|Red Food Color||1 drop|
|Vegetable Oil||To Cook|
• In a mixing bowl add the cleaned and deveined prawns, add freshly grated ginger- garlic- green chilly shreds/paste, salt to taste, lemon juice, red chili powder, turmeric powder and tamarind pulp. Mix well all the ingredients with the prawns. Refrigerate to marinade for 15-20 minutes.
How To Cook:
Step 1 : Heat oil on a tawa or pan, add ginger-garlic green chili paste/shreds, fry for a minute over a medium flame.
Step 2 : Add chopped onions and garlic cloves and fry for a minute over a medium-high flame until its translucent.
Step 3 : Sprinkle red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder garam masala, 1/2 tsp salt and sugar. Mix well and cook for 5-6 minute over a high flame.
Step 4 : Add the marinated prawns, coat them well with the gravy. Mix 1 drop red food color with 1/2 cup water and pour them in the gravy. Saute and Cover. Cook on medium-high flame until oil separates and a nice aroma reaches your nose. Keep stirring in between to avoid sticking and over-cooking.
Step 5 : Add freshly chopped coriander leaves, and mix well. Check for salt, add if required. Turn off the flame.
Step 6 : Serve hot with plain white rice or roti/chapati.
I really hope that you truly enjoy making and eating this prawns recipe at home because this simple and easy prawns masala recipe is simply delicious in one word, my mom totally loved this prawns recipe for lunch. Honestly, She is being very proud of my cooking skills lately and I can’t feel happy enough.! So go ahead and enjoy this scrumptious prawns recipe this weekend and make your tummy roll in excitement and your loved ones proud of you. Happy Cooking!
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