Dried Shrimps Masala / Eral Karauvadu Masala


Dried shrimps are always tasty in its common style, whatever the way we cook and even they are prepared as salads. Today I am going to share the recipe of dried shrimp’s masala, which goes out well with steamed rice, sambhar rice and curd rice. Let us move on to the recipe…

Dried Shrimps Masala / Eral Karuvadu Masala

Dried Shrimps Masala / Eral Karuvadu Masala


  • Dried Shrimps / Prawns – 100 gm
  • Onions – 50 gm
  • Tomatoes – 25 gm
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 4 tsp


  • Finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add in the mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Wait till it crackle.
  • Add in the onions and cook till they are transparent.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook till they become mushy.
  • Add in the spice powders (turmeric powder, chili powder and cumin powder) followed by salt, cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the dried shrimps/prawns and cook for 5 mins.
  • Pour in half cup of water and keep in medium flame, wait till the water gets evaporate and the shrimps become flakky (separating easily into pieces).
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with steamed rice, Indian breads, dosa and variety rice.

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