This super easy, ready in 20 minutes Prawn Masala is just the recipe you need for weekday dinner. It works fantastically well as meal prep boxes too. A total winning recipe if you ask me!
My son is slowly turning into a carnivore and no you aren’t allowed to stare at me or blame me for it. In spite of getting chicken or fish in school lunch every day, he wants something nonveg at least three times a week. Did I tell you about this story? The story where he threw the protein bomb on me? We were both just recovering with terrible bouts of viral and as a result, the food at home was very simple. Khichdi, dal, rice and the likes. One evening at the dining table, he looked at me and very earnestly asked me.
“Mumma you don’t care about me”
Shocked, I responded, “Why do you say so?”
And the reply came instantly “You haven’t fed me protein in 10 days”
I didn’t know whether to roll my eyes or die of laughter. And this was a couple of years ago when the child was less than 7 yrs probably. Now, when he doesn’t get protein, he breaks an egg and makes sunny side up. Or checks the freezer for some marinated meat and cooks it. I have to admit, I am enjoying this phase. It means, being fed the food cooked by him.
But as usual, I have gone off on a story tangent and forgotten all about this delicious Prawn Masala. But hey, I thought you did like reading stories here :). And the reason I told you this story was that now the protein-loving carnivorous child of mine has made another rule. That we must make prawns at least once a week. And considering how packed weekends get usually I am on a mission of collecting easy and quick prawn recipes.
Meal Prep with Prawn Masala
This everyday Prawn Masala (also known as Prawn Roast may be) is my current favorite on that list. It takes all of 20 minutes to make. Finger licking delicious and can be eaten with rice, dosa or parantha. In my opinion, it is a perfect win for a weekday.
And what is even better is that it works fantastically well if you want to meal prep too. A bit of brown or white rice, some prawn masala and a bit of dal on the side. And the meal boxes can be stored and microwaved in few seconds. It helps that I set things up like this and all it takes for Ojas is to take a box and heat it up.
Sometimes I change things up and keep some millet instead of rice. A bit of kurma sometimes and the Ojas’s favorite addition is just coconut rice. So think of your own combos and set it up. In fact why just with this Prawn Masala, I think this Chickpeas curry will work very well for meal prep too. And so will this Mutton in Pepper sauce.
Whether you want to instantly eat it or do a meal prep, one thing without a doubt is that this is a recipe you don’t want to miss.
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Prawn Masala : Easy weeknight dinner
- 500 grams prawns shelled and deveined
- 100 grams shallots sliced
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1.5 tsp ginger minced
- 3 tsp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp red chilly powder see notes
- salt to taste
- Heat oil in a pan and add shallots. Sautee till light brown.
- Add ginger, garlic and sautee for another 2 minutes
- Add the tomato puree and salt. Cook till the oil seperates and the tomatoes are throughly cooked.
- Add the prawns and mix well. Cook for 5-6 minutes till the prawns are just cooked.
- Serve hot with paranthas