Prawn masala gravy is a flavourful and delicious gravy that can be served with naan or paratha or as a side dish with rice and sambar. This restaurant style prawn gravy can be easily prepared at home using ingredients available in most Indian kitchens. Do try out this recipe and I am sure everyone at home will love it.

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Prawn masala gravy


500 gms prawns
6 tbsp oil
2 onions sliced
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp salt
2 big tomatoes chopped
3 tbsp coconut paste
2 tsp cumin seeds
handful of curry leaves
coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Heat 4 tbsp oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and allow them to sputter.
  • Next add curry leaves and prawns and mix well.
  • Fry for a minute and then transfer the prawns mix to a plate. We will add them to the gravy later.
  • Now add 2 tbsp oil to the same pan, add onions and saute till the onions turn golden.
  • Then add garlic and ginger paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Then add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well.
  • Next add tomato puree and cook till oil starts separating. 
  • Finally add coconut paste and mix well.
  • Cook for a minute and switch off the gas.
  • Allow the mix to cool down completely and grind to a fine paste.
  • Put the puree back to the pan, add 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
  • When the gravy starts boiling add the prawns along with the curry leaves and cumin seeds and mix well.
  • Close a lid and cook in medium flame for 5 to 10 minutes till the prawns have formed a round shape and are tender.
  • Once done, switch off the gas and transfer the gravy to a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Naan/ Chapathi or with Rice and sambar or any curry of your choice.

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  1. I may not eat prawns but that masala surely looks delicious... love the color of the gravy...


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