Taste The Flavour of Delicious Prawn Chukka Masala

Chukka, a dry, curry originates in the Southern region of India. The crucial ingredient that stands out in the flavor of any authentic chukka recipe is fresh curry leaves. It tastes and smells like the essence of curry.

However, to taste one of the best savories, you need to use large-sized prawns delivered by Prawn exporters.

Although it is not as popular as chicken and Indian restaurants primarily serve chicken or mutton chukka masala. Very few are there who present this dish before their customers.

For additional flavor, dried curry leaves, mustard, and fennel seeds work the best. Masala is but the Indian spice mix. However, try to get the best quality shrimps from the processor & exporter of seafood in India.

Preparation Time: 10 mins

  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Nutrition: Per serving


For Grinding:

  • Coconut – ½ cup
  • Dry Red Chillies – 5
  • Garlic – 4 to 5
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Fennel seeds / Sombu – 2 tsp

For Masala:

  • Coconut Oil – 1tbsp
  • Curry Leaves a sprig
  • Onion – 1 sliced thinly
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Prawns – 500 grams cleaned
  • Black pepper powder – 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp


Before you begin, make sure to devein and shell prawns bought from the seafood exporters. The tail can be left on. You can marinate them for 15 – 30 minutes.

Step 1 

First, grind the ingredients in a blender for the masala to a paste. It can be a little coarse as well.

Step 2

Next, heat oil in a Kadhai. Add in some curry leaves and onions and sauté them well together for 1 to 2 mins until they turn glossy.

Step 3

Add in the marinated seafood, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix everything pretty well.

Step 4

Add in some masala and mix well.

Step 5

Now cook it covered for 5 to 8 minutes until the prawns become dry.

Step 6

Now, after opening the lid, cook for another 2 mins.

Step 7

Next, when the oil gets separated, add some pepper and garam masala powder and stir until they mix well.

Step 8

Serve the dish preferably with steamed rice.

Delicious shrimp masala tastes amazing with roti or hot rice or roti. You can also add in some coriander leaves for garnishing. The Prawn export company in India has the goodwill to serve the best quality ingredients at an affordable rate. Thus, you can make your dish all the more enjoyable.

N.B. Home-cooked recipes have an extra delight. The low-calorie seafood chunks masala is easy to cook.

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