Butter Poached Prawns

This quick dish is a savior when you need to serve something delicious within a short span of time. Hubby’s friends came over for a drink and hubby dear asked for some chatpata snacks. I had only some 500 gms of shelled prawns in fridge. Made this is a jiffy and got a good round of applause from the guest. 



  • Medium sized Prawns – 300 gms
  • Butter – 2 tbsp, the more the merrier
  • Green chilli – As per taste
  • Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
  • Onion -, one small, chopped finely
  • Dried Parsley – to Sprinkle
  • Salt, Kashmiri chilli powder
Marinate the cleaned prawns with salt and kashmiri chilli powder for 30 minutes.

In a flat bottomed pan, heat the butter. Then add garlic paste and chopped green chilli and fry quickly.


When the raw aroma of garlic is gone, transfer the marinated prawns into the pan. Stir quickly to get them well coated with butter and masalas.


Then add the onion slices and mix well.


Prawns have released some water. Let it get poached in its own juice.


Keep the heat high so that the water evaporates. Sprinkle Parsley and stir once.


When water completely evaporates and prawns are cooked the dish is done. Adjust the seasoning if required. Serve immediately.