Prawn Tikka Masala Recipe

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Prawn Tikka Masala
How to make Prawn Tikka Masala
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Prawn Tikka Masala Recipe: Prawns are important types of seafood popularly consumed all around the world due to a huge amount of protein it provides and for the versatility with which it can be cooked. Prawns can be a bit tricky to cook at home, but with the recipe we have here, it can be a little easy task with a step by step method. Marinated prawns are cooked in a mix of aromatic mix of spices which are infused in prawn and results in a prawn curry bursting with flavours that you just wouldn't want to share!

Ingredients of Prawn Tikka Masala

  • 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
  • 2 Onions, finely chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes (pureed)
  • 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) *optional

How to Make Prawn Tikka Masala

  • 1.In a bowl, mix lemon juice, salt, chilli powder and ginger-garlic paste.
  • 2.Add prawns and marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  • 3.Heat butter in a kadai (pan). Add marinated prawns and cook for about 4-5 minutes until well cooked. Keep aside in another bowl.
  • 4.In the same kadai, take 2 tablespoon oil and add cumin seeds.
  • 5.When they sizzle, add chopped onions and saute for about 4-5 minutes until onions turn dark brown.
  • 6.Add ginger-garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and fry for one minute until the mix turns aromatic.
  • 7.Make a puree of the tomatoes using a blender and add in the kadai.
  • 8.Mix well and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
  • 9.Add cream, curd and garam masala. Mix well, keep flame on low.
  • 10.Add cooked prawns, tandoori masala powder and salt to taste.
  • 11.Serve with rice or fresh made naan.
Key Ingredients: Jumbo prawns (deveined and cleaned), Lemon, Salt, Chilli powder, Ginger-garlic paste, Curd, Cream, Onions, Tomatoes (pureed), Chilli powder (Kashmiri chili powder), Salt, Turmeric, Cumin seeds, Garam masala powder, Ginger-garlic paste, Butter, Oil, Tandoori masala (for color) *optional