1/2 – 1 kg medium size glass prawns
1 big onion – sliced finely
5 cloves garlic -minced
1 inch ginger – minced
1 big tomato – chopped roughly
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Dry Spices Powder (mixed)
2 tbsp red chilli powder
11/2 tbsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Juice of 1/2 lemon or 1/2 tbsp tamarind paste (mixed with 1 tbsp water)
Salt to taste
Pinch of white pepper
1) Clean prawns and deveined. Marinade with 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, a bit of salt and 1 tbsp corn flour. Set aside.
2) Heat oil in a wok and splutter the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add in the onions and saute till golden brown. Add in minced garlic, ginger and tomato. Cook till the tomato is soft.
3) Add in the mixed spice powder, stir to mix evenly and continue to stir fry till oil separates. Add in the prawns and mix for 2 minutes so that the prawns is well coated with the masala gravy. Add in the lime juice /tamarind water, salt and sugar to taste. Taste accordingly and adjust to your preference.
4) Cover and let it cook for a further 8 minutes or till the prawns is just cooked. Serve hot.