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Achaari King Prawns by Shai Ayoub

Achaari Prawns by Shai Ayoub


1/2 cup cooking oil

2-3 tsp Paanch phoran

1 large onion finely diced

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

3-4 green chillies finely sliced

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp crushed coriander seeds

150 ml tomato passata

500g raw king prawns

Couple of wedges of fresh lemon

1/2 tsp coarse black pepper

Fresh coriander for garnish


  1. Dry roast the paanch phoran very lightly on a frying pan on moderate heat. Then crush coarsely.

  2. In a pan heat the cooking oil, add the crushed paanch phoran seeds and let sizzle.

  3. Add the onion and fry lightly for about 5-7 minutes.

  4. Add the ginger garlic paste and stir 1 minute.

  5. Add the turmeric, crushed coriander seeds and salt stir 30 secondsz

  6. Add the tomato passata stir 5 -7 minutes.

  7. Add the king prawns stir 5 minutes on high heat.

  8. Add the green chillies and continue to stir a couple of minutes.

  9. Add 100 ml if required as the prawns may release their own water stir then lower heat to moderate and cover and cook 5-10 minutes until prawns nearly cooked .

  10. Add the lemon juice, black pepper and fresh coriander.

  11. Serve hot


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