April 21, 2013

Pepper Prawn / Pepper Shrimp / Pepper Shrimp Masala

      Neither me nor my hubby were not prawn fans but nowadays we started loving it. This is the second time am cooking prawn and I am in love with the flavour and taste of prawn in gravy. What a wonderful seafood that creates magic.

              I tried prawn for the first time literally like thokku but could not capture as that was my first try. This time I am going for Pepper and cooking almost the same way I cook my Mushroom chicken.

         This is also specially cooked for my friend Pradheepa Chinnaraj who loves seafood like anything. When we go for a buffet, I see only seafood in her plate... So Pepper prawn toast to my seafood crazy girlfriend.


Prawn - 250 grams or 20 prawns(i used frozen prawn)
Onion - 2 cups
Tomato - 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Green chilli - 2 no's
Coriander powder - 1-1/4 teaspoon
Pepper powder - 2-1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10 leaves
Cloves - 3 no's
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch sized
Oil - 4 tablespoons
Water - 1/4 cup
Salt - as needed
  • Heat oil and add curry leaves, cinnamon and cloves. Add onion and saute until they are golden brown.

  • Add Green chilli, Ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute. Add tomatoes and cook until they are soft.

  • Now add prawns and saute for 5 minutes. Add Salt, Coriander and Pepper powder and cook for 5 minutes. 

  • Add water and close cook for 5 to 7 minutes or till oil floats on top.

  • Super Spicy Pepper prawn is ready to serve.


  1. Nice post Divya.. Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. beautiful pics divya... the chemeen looks mouthwatering, though i wouldn't touch it becoz of allergy reasons... :(

  3. Mouthwatering prawn looks so delicious...

  4. Delicious, awesome Im going to try this bookmarked...

  5. Seafood dish is my favorite...pepper prawn really looks yummy..

  6. Prawns look delicious ...first time here u have a great space...happy following u...when free drop into my space

  7. Omg, irresistible pepper prawn, love to have with some rice.

  8. oh thanks a bunch divi.. it was so melting in my mouth and nice.. will definitely suggest others to try this recipe.. your pics are amazing.. esp the one which ur holding with ur fork .. too good :)

  9. Tasty and yummy.
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    Am new follower. If you follow back, i will be so happy.

    1. Thank you for stopping by shailaja....am glad to follow you back!

  10. Looks yummilious, makes me very hungry...


  11. very very tempting prawns, Divya...basically i am an all pepper person-love to see the tiny black spots lining the dish. and ..hey! do drop by my new blog - pick quicks when u get the time...glad if u wud be a follower there as well.

    1. Thank you sona....i was waiting to see your PQ blog...

  12. ennodu revenge ah? ;) ente vayilippo kappal odikkanulla vellamundu :) ..Wonderful captures as always!

    1. Ithu enikku ittu vachathalle....Thank you bharathy!

  13. I absolutely love prawns, but haven't attempted cooking them yet. This dish looks very very good.

  14. Nice prawn dish Divya :)...


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