Prawns Masala

Naadan Chemmeen Masala/ Kerala Style Prawns Masala

I think “PRAWNS/SHRIMP” is a favorite item of all seafood lovers..Me too love shrimp!! So here is a personal favorite recipe of mine..Chemmeen Roast / Shrimp cooked in thick onion sauce with a lot of Kerala flavors?!!

Kerala style spicy Prawns masala
Kerala style spicy Prawns masala

The recipe is really very easy.. And pairs well with Rice/ Chapathi..


So here’s the yummy recipe:

Ingredients :


Prawns-1/2 kg
Onion-4-5 medium sized( chopped h
Tomatoes-2 big ( chopped )
Green chillies-3-4 ( cut to half )
Ginger – Garlic paste-1 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves-a small bunch
Oil-1/2 cup
Chilly powder-1/2 spoon
Kashmiri chilly powder-1/2 spoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 spoon
Coriander leaves-a small bunch ( finely chopped)

For marinating prawns:

Red chilly powder-2 spoon
Vinegar-3-5 spoons
Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 spoon
Turmeric powder-1 spoon
Kashmiri chilly powder-2 spoon
Salt-as per needed

How to make:
1) The first step is to make the marinade with the above listed items together to a thick smooth paste..Then apply this marinade to the prawns and keep it aside for at least half an hour .. Or more!!


2)now heat the pan and pour the oil.. When buy tramadols it’s done shallow fry the shrimps in it..and keep it aside..( ?don’t off the flame!!!


3)add the onion to the same pan in which u fried the shrimp.. Add needed salt and Sauté it well for some time in high flame with the lid closed.. Stir every now and then !! This is how we will get the real taste of fried prawns in the masala..

4)now add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, cilantro leaves and curry leaves to the onion paste and mix well..later add all the spice powders.. Cook it for another 3-5 mins..


5)now add tomatoes to this stir well and try to mash all the ingredients to a thick paste..

6)later add the fried prawns and mix well.. Cook it for 5-8 mins and off the flame..!!

Processed with MOLDIV
Processed with MOLDIV

Yummy Prawns masala is ready!!


I hope all of my friends who are not familiar with the Kerala Cuisine will try this recipe and like it..?



Njoy folks?!!


  1. Your dish looks amazing! I do love a good prawn dish! 😀

  2. I love shrimps and your recipes sounds just fantastic. 😀

  3. Your masala looks amazing. I am wondering how the Kashmiri chili powder is different from others, in case I can’t find it. Is it hotter, and is it a masala rather than a straight up chili? Thanks for bringing this wonderful Kerala dish to Fiesta Friday.

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words.. Kashmiri chilli powder is made from Kashmiri chilli( a kind of dried red chillies)!! But it is not that spicy as regular chilly powder.. Kashmiri chilli powder is mainly used for its rich red color in the dish..😊

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