Prawn Masala

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Looking for a delicious no-fuss recipe for dinner tonight? 

Here is my newest prawn recipe that I absolutely love! I love prawns because they cook up fast and are a wonderful source of protein.  You will always find some stored in my freezer!

Lots of warm delicious flavor in this recipe that will keep you coming back for more, so make sure you make enough!

Yield/Servings: 2
Author: Riyana Rupani
Prawn Masala

Prawn Masala

A delicious Whole30 Prawn Curry that will soon become a favorite!
Preparation time: 10 MinCooking time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 2 tablespoon ghee or avocado oil
  • 2 cardamom pods, slightly crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup, canned diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder (or paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 250 grams prawns, cleaned and de-veined
  • fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat the ghee or oil in a pan and add in the fennel seeds, cardamom, and curry leaves. Let it sizzle and become fragrant.  Be careful, they can pop!
  2. Add in the chopped onion and fry for 5-6 minutes until the onions are golden brown.
  3. Next, add in the crushed tomatoes, ginger, garlic, spice powders, and salt & pepper. Sauté for 5-6 minutes on a medium flame until the tomatoes have softened and everything is well combined.
  4. Add in the cleaned and deveined prawns to the mixture, give everything a good mix and cover and let cook for 4-5 minutes until the prawns are cooked and tender. Turn your stove off and garnish the prawn masala with the chopped fresh cilantro.
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