Prawns Masala / Prawns Panna Upkari/ Shrimp Masala

This is a spicy Mangalorean Konkani side dish. It is a combination of sourness and spiciness. Very simple to make and yummy to taste. It is very bright and attractive in color filled with nice flavors. You can either make it with fresh or dried prawns. Try this and you can't resist yourself by falling in love with it :)

Actually small shrimps / prawns are used but i am using fresh medium sized prawns/shrimp here.

NOTE :  
  • It tastes awesome the next day.
  • You can also make this with cauliflower and with other small fishes instead of prawns. It is called cauliflower panna upkari.
  • Prawns / Shrimp leaves water while it gets cooked so no need to add water.
  • Can adjust the spicyness and sourness as per your taste.
Preparation Time : 3 Minutes

Cooking Time : 7 Minutes

Total Time : 10 Minutes

Yield : 2-3 servings

Prawns Masala / Prawns Panna Upkari/ Shrimp Masala
Prawns Masala / Prawns Panna Upkari/ Shrimp Masala


Oil2 tbsp
Onions3-4 long sliced
Coriander Powder / Kotambari Powder1 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder2 tbsp or as needed
Turmeric Powder / Haldi 1/2 tbsp
Prawns15-20 nos
Tamarind Water3 tbsp
Saltas needed

Method :

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add Onions and fry them until it changes it's color to light brown.
  3. Add coriander powder, red chilly powder and turmeric powder. Mix well
  4. Now add prawns and fry till they turn pink. Add tamarind water/pulp.
  5. Close lid and allow it to boil on low flame until prawns are cooked.
  6. Add salt in the end and serve hot.


Popular Posts

Kulta Kadhi / Kulta Saar-Upkari / Horsegram Soup

Sev Puri / Sev Poori

Gointa Podi ( Pointed Gourd Fry )

Tingalvaro Anne Magge Kodel / Navy Beans and Yellow Cucumber Curry

Sev Bread