Prawns - 1/2 kg
Tomato - 1
Shallots(sambar vengayam) - 20 No.s
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 11/2tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Curry leaf - few
Clean and wash prawns. ( If you wish you can cut the prawns into small pieces. I used to cut the prawns into small pieces. )
Heat the pan and add oil. Add mustard seeds let them pop up. Once done add fennal seeds and fry for a minute.
Now add curry leaves then finely chopped Shallots and saute for 5 minutes.
It's time to add chopped tomato and saute for 5 minutes.
Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala & saute for a minute.
Now add prawns and salt, cover the pan and cook until the prawns become soft.
Spicy prawn masala is ready to be served with rice,idly, thosa or chappathi.