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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kadai(Karahi) Prawns

Kadai Prawns is a delicious side dish that can be served with Indian staple breads.The prawns are coated well with the masala and makes it even more delicious.The dish is spicy and we loved it.Kids sipped a glass of water after enjoying the curry.I used tomato paste and so is the bright colour of the gravy.I don't usually buy tomato paste, but my husband accidentally picked up from the store and in a way that was good as the dish had a bright color gravy.Do give this a try & enjoy !!!

Watch the YouTube #shorts on the making of kadai prawns.

for marination  
prawns 1 lb
chilly powder 1tsp
salt to taste

for masala
onion 1 large chopped fine
ginger julienned 1 tbsp
garlic chopped fine 1 tbsp
tomato 2 or tomato paste 2tbsp
*green chillies 2 chopped fine
kashmiri chilly powder 1 tsp
coriander powder 2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
cilantro chopped 2tbsp
oil 2 tbsp
salt to taste

  • Wash, clean and de vein prawns.Rub salt and lemon juice, wash under running water for 5 times.Drain water.Keep aside.Marinate the prawns using chilly powder, salt.Leave for 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped garlic and julienne garlic.Sauté until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add in the chopped onion and green chillies (if using).Add in the tomato chopped and tomato purée. Cook covered till its cooked and gets mushy.
  • Add in the spice powders and wait till the raw smell disappears.
  • Add in the chopped cilantro(1tbsp) and adjust salt.
  • Add in the prawns and cook covered for 5–6 mins on medium flame.Reduce flame and stir well.
  • Wait till the gravy thickens and add the remaining cilantro.
  • Serve warm with chapathis/naan / cooked rice.

Servings ~4 adults

* If garam masala already has pepper powder,omit the additional pepper powder.
* I haven't used green chillies as kids don't like biting through it.
* I have used tomato paste and so the color is bright.


Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..mouth watering dish

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Thos are the plumpest, most delicious looking prawns ever. Coming over for a taste!!!


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh!....delicious and yummy.... :)

Ranjanis Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. awesome prawn curry with tempting clicks.. i love to have with flat breads..

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

the bowl is so pretty:)
lovely colours....sooooo full of flavours:)

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

very tempting prep of prawns.

Babitha said... Best Blogger Tips

really tempting kadai praawns

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh... so tempting Prawns Julie :-)

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Karahi prawns looks delicious Julie

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering dish!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Spicy and yummy dish,nice clicks.

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

spicy n yummy...

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohfff ugran prawns curry kandittu veshakunnu !

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow look at those prawns, really drool worthy curry. I cannot wait to try this!!!

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, this looks so good!! I need to cook with prawns more often!

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm drooling now.. Prawns kadhai is simply yumm.