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Step By Step Procedure to Prepare Prawns Curry

The onions make you cry, but the curry brings a smile.

Curries are a significant part of a meal. Whether you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you would love to have curries. One of the favorite curries which we are going to talk about is Prawn Curry. You have questions in your mind like: what is prawn curry, what is the recipe of prawn curry masala, how to make prawn curry, etc. No worries because in this article we will cover all your doubts.

Prawn curry or Prawn masala is kind of seafood as per its name because the main protagonist of this dish is prawns. Made of sea prawns, onions, tomatoes, and spicy powders, this flavourful dish is very delectable in nature and loved by all kinds of foodies. This dish is eaten with rice, chapati or naan roti. As you know, Indian cuisine is so varied as compared to other regions. This curry will always be a winner at night for dinner purposes or you would say party purposes especially for non-vegetarians. 

This curry uses basic ingredients for its preparation which are already available in your pantry or kitchen. The recipe shared here is so generic and basic that you can easily cook this dish at your home. 

Recipe of Prawn Curry:

  1. Fry the onions in a pan or skillet in oil till they turn pink or brownish.
  2. Add garlic paste in the mixture as per your taste.
  3. Add some chopped tomatoes, turmeric and salt as per your taste in the onion mixture.
  4. Fry the whole mixture continuously till it turns mushy.
  5. Don’t forget to add garam masala, coriander powder, chilli powder and coconut pieces. 
  6. You can use frozen coconut or cashew nuts to add extra flavors.
  7. Roast and fry your mixture for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Make sure that you won’t overcook or overheat your mixture otherwise the whole dish will become bland.
  9. When the mixture starts cooling down, add ¾ cup of water to make it smooth. 
  10. Set the mixture aside for some time.
  11. Now take the separate skillet and add cumin, green chili, garlic in the oil, and heat them properly.
  12. Roast the garlic and curry leaves till they become crispy.
  13. Add the onion-tomato mixture and water or coconut/milk as needed to make the dish more delicious. 
  14. Cook the gravy properly until it becomes thick and traces of oil start popping up. 
  15. Now add the main ingredient prawns and simmer them properly. 
  16. Don’t overcook the dish and make sure you turn off the pan after some period of time.
  17. Add or sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.
  18. Your prawn curry is ready to serve with rice, roti or chapati.


So try these aforementioned steps for the preparation of the best prawn curry.

How to choose the best prawns to make your curry extra tasty:

  1. Choose your prawns wisely, they should have shell on their outer side since they are considered fresh.
  2. Don\’t use prawns that have a bad or fishy smell.
  3. Always look out for prawns that are kept in ice if you are going to the market or shop.
  4. Don’t buy prawns that are slimy or limp since they are considered not fresh and decay.
  5. Always look out for prawns that are white or grey in color. There are also brown prawns that should be brownish in color.
  6. Check the prawns carefully because sometimes there are black spots on them.


Amritsr restaurant serves prawn curry with great hospitality which adds extra deliciousness to the dish. So if you want to have the best prawn curry in Dubai then head to Amritsr restaurant with your loved ones.. 

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