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Prawn Tikka Masala Recipe

Prawn Tikka Masala
How to make Prawn Tikka Masala

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!

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time 30 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

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

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In a bowl, mix lemon juice, salt, chilli powder and ginger-garlic paste.
Add prawns and marinate for 15-20 minutes.
Heat butter in a kadai (pan). Add marinated prawns and cook for about 4-5 minutes until well cooked. Keep aside in another bowl.
In the same kadai, take 2 tablespoon oil and add cumin seeds.
When they sizzle, add chopped onions and saute for about 4-5 minutes until onions turn dark brown.
Add ginger-garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and fry for one minute until the mix turns aromatic.
Make a puree of the tomatoes using a blender and add in the kadai.
Mix well and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
Add cream, curd and garam masala. Mix well, keep flame on low.
Add cooked prawns, tandoori masala powder and salt to taste.
Serve with rice or fresh made naan.
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