Achari Jinga


Achari jinga – A easy delicious recipe. The simple combination of prawns with flavorful spices make this dish superb.



  • Medium sized Prawns 800 gm
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Peppercorns – ½ tsp
  • Vinegar – 2 -3 tbsp
  • Vegetable oil – 3 tbsp
  • Red onion – 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Tomato – 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Green chili – 2,
  • Salt – to taste
  • Sugar – ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves – ½ cup, chopped
  • Yogurt- 3 tbsp


  • Grind the chili powders, peppercorns, ginger and garlic into a paste with vinegar. Do not add water
  • Heat oil in a large pan; add the onions and sauté till light brown
  • Add the tomatoes; sauté on high heat for a minute and then grind it along with the sautéed onions, now add the ground spice paste. Grind well to paste and then sauté on low flame till oil clears.
  • Add the prawns, season with salt and apply the paste to the cleaned deveined prawns, this is a dry dish and hence addition of extra water is not required, now cook it well in the Tandoor
  • Make coriander paste along with yogurt and use this to plate the prawns as shown in the picture, serve with Yogurt or anything as desired
  • Note – The quantity of spices is optional and can be changed according to spice preference.

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