Monday 27 January 2020

Prawn Pepper Ghee Masala/Shrimp Pepper Ghee Masala/Eral Milagu Thokku/Eral Thokku

Prawn Pepper Ghee Masala is succulent, spicy and tempting prawn recipe made with freshly roasted and ground spices. This fresh ground masala adds more flavour, aroma and taste to the dish. The prawns are then cooked in ghee along with perfect blend of spices and final touch of lemon juice makes this dish exotic and extraordinary. Do try out this Prawn Pepper Ghee Masala  and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Prawn Recipes here and other Non-VegetarianBiryanis/Pulavs/Gravies/Varuvals/Appetizers here. 

Here’s how to make Prawn Pepper Masala with step by step photos…

500 gm
1 finely chopped
Green Chillies/Pachhai Milagi
1 finely chopped
1 big finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder/Milagai Thool
1 tsp
Turmeric Powder/Manjal Thool
1 tsp
Curry Leaves/Karuvepilai
Lemon Juice
1 tsp [optional]
2 tbsp
As needed
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves
1 tsp for garnishing

For Roasting & Grinding
2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies/Kaindha Milagai
Coriander Seeds/Dhaniya
1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds/Sombu
1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 ½ tsp
Black Pepper/Milagu
1 ½ tsp
Shallots/Pearl Onions/Sambar Vengayam
Garlic cloves
2” piece chopped
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves
3-4 tbsp chopped
Preparation Time: 20 minutes [including deveining of Prawns]
Cooking Time: 20 minutes                       
Serves: 6-7   
Add ½ tsp of turmeric powder to the washed prawns/eral, mix really well and then wash it one more time.

Devein the eral/prawn, wash one more time and keep it aside.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai/pan, add the ingredients mentioned under roasting & grinding. Add dhaniya/coriander seeds, red chillies, black pepper, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and fry well until nice aroma arises.

Now add the shallots/pearl onions, chopped ginger, garlic cloves and fry until the onion changes color.

Finally add the cilantro and give good mix and switch off the stove.

Let the whole mixture cool down completely, add everything to a mixer and grind to a fine paste with little water and keep it aside.

Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan/kadai, add finely chopped onions, green chillies and saute well until the onions change to beautiful light golden brown color.

Add the curry leaves and fry until they turn little crispy.

Now add the chopped tomatoes and saute well until they turn mushy.

Add the ground masala paste, mix really and let it come to one boil.

At this stage, add 1 tsp of red chilli powder, ½ tsp of turmeric powder, salt and mix everything really well.

Let it cook for about 3-5 minutes in medium low flame till the ghee oozes out. Add the washed and clean prawns. Now mix everything really well. 

Add 1/4 cup water,cover and cook for about 5 minutes.

By now the prawns must have cooked, mix everything really well. You need check the consistency at this stage, if you want thick masala consistency they cook for another 10 minutes for all the water to absorb. Keep stirring now and then to avoid burning of the masala.

Add chopped leaves, mix really well and switch off the stove. Finally drizzle some lemon juice and give a good stir.

Yes, delicious, succulent, spicy and super tempting Prawn Pepper Masala is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with any Non-vegetarian Biryanis or with simple Milagi Killi Potta Sambar or rasam sadam.

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