Indian spicy prawn masala recipe is very easy to cook.  Moreover, it is a very delicious dish. Prawn is available everywhere in India. Moreover, they are very tasty. Not to mention that Indians can prepare a lot of prawn recipes with various masalas.

We all know it very well that maximum tasty prawns are cultivated in Bengal. Bengal is the first in India in this regard. Consequently, the Bengali dishes has a lot of varieties. Additionally, they are very tasty.

Not to mention that prawn is a favourite and traditional Bengali food item.

However, this Bengali dish of spicy prawn masala is so tasty that everyone must like it.

If we taste it for one, we will fall in love with it. Then, we will look for it at times. I will personally request you that try this prawn masala at your home. Take my guarantee that it will favour all your family members. Whatever be their age, they must appreciate this prawn masala.

You may already have something of the same nature. But exactly not this combination.

If you cook this item at home, it will be a very happy Sunday. Therefore do not late.

Sometimes, we feel anxiety and therefore feel stress, as our family members blame us for continuous same dishes and foods.


In the first place, preparing prawn masala is very simple. It is very delicious if it is cooked properly. It is full of flavor.  The preparation process is fairly easy. The ingredients include very common Indian spices. So you need not panic.

The cooking process completes in two steps. The first step is to marinate the prawns ( Chingri). The prawns are marinated till the time it takes to make the gravy. The process takes only 15-20 minutes to be complete.

You have to cook the prawns speedily. Otherwise, it will be stiff like rubber and chewy.

Prawn Masala Recipe Ingredients:

Prawns (300 gm).

Marination For Prawn Masala Recipe:

To start with, we need

Ingredients For Marination Prawn Masala Curry

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. 1 Tablespoon of ginger, garlic paste.

  • 2 tablespoon of curd.
  • Salt as per taste.
  • 1 Tablespoon of cooking oil.
  • One Tablespoon of lemon juice.


 Gravy for Prawn Masala curry

Gravy ingredients for Prawn Masala Curry

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  • Two Tablespoon of cooking oil.
  • 1 Large onion chopped.
  • 1Tea spoon of ginger garlic paste.
  • 2 Medium tomatoes chopped.
  • 1   teaspoon of cumin powder.
  • one teaspoon of coriander powder.
  • 1    A teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • 1/2  teaspoon of red chilli powder.
  • 1  A teaspoon of garam masala powder.
  • Salt according to taste.
  • Coriander leaf to garnish.

Steps to Marinate the Prawns

At first, we will marinate the prawns.


Steps to Marinate Prawns for Prawn Masala Gravy

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Marination of Prawn for Masala Gravy

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In the first place, we will Gather marinated ingredients.

Thereafter, in a bowl combine the ingredients and add the prawns.  Then mix to coat all the prawns well.

Cover the bowl, and store it in the refrigerator while we make the gravy.


Preparation of the Prawn Masala gravy.

At first, we will heat the cooking oil over medium heat in a heavy-bottomed pan.

First step to make Prawn Masala gravy

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When the oil is hot, add the chopped onion, sauté until it begins to turn a pale golden brown colour.

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Then add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes.

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After that, add these three items- tomatoes, all the powder spices, and salt as per taste and we will mix them well.

adding spices into the gravy of prawn masala curry

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Sauté the masala of all the mixes until the oil begins to separate from the mix.  It can take a maximum of 10 minutes.

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When the masala looks ready to turn off the heat.

Finally, put the gravy into the food processor after it cools down and makes a smooth paste.

Afterwards, remove the paste in a bowl.


Finish the dish of prawn masala curry

At first, use the same frying pan and then turn the heat on medium

Once it is hot add the marinated prawns and sauté until it just a little bit changes its colour.

cooking prawns for prawn masala gravy

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Then we will add the prepared masala.  The curd will release water, so there is no need to add water.

adding prepaired gravy inprawns to make prawn masala curry

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Thereafter, we will cook for 1- 2 minutes in slow flame.

When the gravy will be thick enough turn off the flame


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Then Garnish it with chopped coriander leaf as it will look good. and serve hot prawn masala curry with chapattis or steamed rice.


serve prawn masala gravy with rice and salad

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
 361 Calories
20g Fat
16g Carbs
31g Protein
Preparation time
Marinate time—10mins
Gravy time ——15mins
Total time ——–25mins

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(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database, therefore, you should be considered this data as an estimate.)

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