Recipe: Prawn Tikka Masala

May 11, 2015 10:06
Recipe: Prawn Tikka Masala

Prawns are one of the healthy and tasty sea food recipes. They have numerous health benefits and the selenium in prawn helps in preventing the growth of cancer cells in the body. Prawns are high in in good cholesterol and helps in bringing down the bad cholesterol. Most of us love spicy sea food recipes and especially tasty prawn curries. Here is the simple preparation of spicy prawn tikka masala. Prepare it at your home and enjoy its delicious taste with friends and family.

Servings : 4
Cook Time : 45 minutes


20-25 jumbo prawns, deveined and cleaned

For marination:

1/2 lemon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

For gravy:

1/2 cup curd
1/4 cup cream (or 1/2 cup milk)
2 onions, finely chopped
Puree of 3 tomatoes
1 Tbsp chilli powder (Kashmiri chili powder)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp garam masala powder
 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp tandoori masala (for color)

Method of preparation:

In a bowl, mix lemon juice, salt, chilli powder and ginger-garlic paste.

Add prawns and marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Heat butter in a kadai (pan). Add marinated prawns and cook for about 4-5 minutes until well cooked. Keep aside in another bowl.

In the same kadai, take 2 Tbsp oil and add cumin seeds.

When they sizzle, add chopped onions and saute for about 4-5 minutes until onions turn dark brown.

Add ginger-garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and fry for one minute until the mix turns aromatic.

Make a puree of the tomatoes using a blender and add in the kadai.

Mix well and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture thickens.

Add cream, curd and garam masala. Mix well, keep flame on low.

Add cooked prawns, tandoori masala powder and salt to taste.

Serve with rice or fresh made naan.

By lizitha

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