Palak Prawns


1/2 kg prawns
250 gm spinach / palak leaves
2-3 tbsp coriander leaves
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
2-3 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1+ 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp kasuri methi
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 dry red chilli
1 tsp vinegar
1 pinch of sugar
salt to taste
2 tbsp fresh cream
2+2 tbsp oil


  1. Clean the prawns and marinate it with 1 tsp turmeric powder, vinegar and salt. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. In a pan, add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add spinach to boiling water and after 2 minutes, remove it from the flame.
  3. Drain the water and allow it to cool. Then grind it to a smooth paste adding coriander leaves and 2 tsp water. Keep it aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and shallow fry the prawns until light golden. Keep it aside.
  5. In the same pan, add 2 tbsp oil and add cumin seeds and dry red chillies and saute for few seconds.
  6. Add chopped onion and saute well till golden.
  7. Add ginger paste and chopped garlic and saute until raw smell disappears.
  8. Add chopped tomato and cook covered till soft.
  9. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well. Add 1 tbsp of water and mix well.
  10. When oil starts appearing, add spinach paste and green chilli and mix well.
  11. Add sugar to this and mix well and keep cooking until oil separates.
  12. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook for 2 minutes.
  13. Now add fried prawns and mix well with the gravy and cook covered for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  14. Add kasuri methi and mix for another 1 or 2 minutes.
  15. Add fresh cream to this and mix well. Switch off the flame and serve hot…

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