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Masaledar Jhinga

Masaledar jingha is a dish prepared with prawns.Jhinga means prawns and masaledar means  various spices blended together.Original recipe called for eggs but I experimented with the prawns.I adapted this recipe from Aparna kamath’s blog.Aparna has a very good collection of recipes and I have tried various recipes from her blog and have liked it.Than you Aparna for this awesome recipe.Would want to try with the eggs too.

Recipe adapted from :justindianfood.com

Prawns- 25

Onions- 3
Chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger-1/2″ piece
Garlic- 5 cloves
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Pepper powder- 1tsp or to taste
Curry leaves-few sprigs
Tomato puree-1/2 cup
Coriander leaves- To garnish
Salt to taste


  1. Clean and devein the prawns.
  2. Slice the onions and coarsely crush the ginger and garlic.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions with a little salt until nicely brown.
  4. Add the ginger, garlic and curry leaves,fry for a minute.
  5. Add the tomato puree, chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper powder and garam masala,fry for sometime.
  6. Put in the prawns and a glass of water along with salt, mix it well allowing the masala to coat the prawns and cook until done covering the lid.
  7.  Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with appams,rice or rotis.

About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.


  1. Looks REally Masaledar 🙂

  2. Delicious prawns, Looks very nice.

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