I have posted a recipe of prawns in my youtube channel last year,PRAWNS CHILLI (VIDEO  LINK IS INCLUDED HERE)which is a wonderful dish to have as a starter as well as a side dish.Today’s recipe is a lip smacking one that is ,kadai prawns or shrimps kadai,which makes a great combination to have with rice ,chapathi ,naan etc.So let’s see what all ingredients are required this :


For marination

Prawns-400 gms
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp

Tomato -1
Capsicum red&green -small pieces
Ginger- small sized
Green chilli-2
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chilli-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
Oil-1&1/2 tbsp
Water-1/2 cup
Coriander leaves for garnishing



  1. wash and clean the prawns thoroughly and devein it.
  2. Marinate the prawns with turmeric powder,chilli powder,pepper powder and salt.
  3. keep the marination for ate least 10 minutes and let the prawns to absorbs masala completely.
  4. Take a pan ,preferably a kadai,pour some oil ,add bay leaf and fennel seeds,slightly roast it.
  5. Add crushed ginger,garlic and green chilies ,saute it for a while and let the raw taste and smell go off.
  6. Add very finely chopped onions ,saute it until they become translucent and soft.
  7. Next we need to add chopped tomato and cook this until they become mushy and pulpy.
  8. Once all the veggies are turned really soft ,we can add some masala for this prawns kadai.
  9. Add turmeric powder-1/2 tsp,chilli powder(kashmiri) -1 tsp,coriander powder-1 tsp and salt.Mix this well cook this for 1 minute in a low flame to combine everything well.
  10. Add marinated prawns along with 1/2 cup of water and let this cook for 4-5 minutes in medium flame.cover this up with a lid and let this cook well.
  11. later we need to add some chopped capsicum ,which may get cooked very quickly and 1/2 tsp of garam masala. Cook this for another 2-3 minutes ,garnish with some finely chopped coriander leaves ,check the taste and add salt if required.
  12. Serve hot with some rice,chapathi,naan etc.



  • While marinating the prawns we can either use 1 tsp of vinegar or 1 tsp of lemon juice,which will help the prawns to  absorb masalas quickly.