Instant Pot Chettinad Prawn Masala

This prawn masala is a very good option when you are craving especially for seafood. Yet it is very easy to make.

Instant Pot Chettinad Prawn Masala
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chettinad Prawn Masala, coconut, prawns
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 lb prawns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup coconut grated
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 inch ginger minced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 red chili whole
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 5 green cardamoms
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • For Spice blend:
    Put whole spicesin the Instant Pot and press “sauté”.
  • Sauté for about 1 minute and addginger, garlic and coconut.
  • Sauté for about 2 minutes and transfer into a blender with the remaining ingredients.
  • Add all these ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until powder is formed and keep aside.
  • For Curry:
    Put oil, curry and bay leaves in the Instant Pot and press “sauté”.
  • Sauté for about 1 minute and add onions.
  • Sauté for about 3 minutes and add tomatoes, salt and ground spices.
  • Sauté for about 2 minutes and stir in prawns and water.
  • Lock lid and cook at “High Pressure” and “Manual” for about 6 minutes.
  • Release the pressure quickly and garnish with cilantro to serve.
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