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Tasty Prawn Pickle Recipe

Prep Time 30 mins
Resting Time 30 mins


  • 250 gms Shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed
  • 4 Tbsp Vinegar needed for soaking
  • 2 Tbsp Vinegar for grinding
  • 3 Tbsp Chili Powder - 3 tbsp
  • Oil as needed
  • 2 Tbsp Jaggery
  • 1 Lemon
  • 25 gms Ginger
  • 3 Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Jeera
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 500 Gms Small onion


  • Cut the prawns into 2 or 3 pieces if they are bigger. If you're using small shrimps, use it as a whole. Marinate with the required amount of salt, turmeric powder, and vinegar. Marinate for 30 Minutes.
  • In a mixer jar, add ginger, garlic, cumin, vinegar instead of water and grind like a fine paste.
  • In a non-stick pan, pour a little oil and fry the shrimp pieces.
  • Pour oil into the heavy bottom pan (oil for pickling), add mustard to season.
  • Add in the chopped onions and fry. When the onions become translucent, see if the oil rises to the top. If not, add more oil that's needed for pickling.
  • Add the required chilli powder and salt
  • Now add the ground ginger and garlic paste and fry till the raw smell from the ginger garlic leaves.
  • Then, add the prawns, reduce the heat and let the oil separate.
  • Once the oil separates from the prawn onion mix, add lemon juice and jaggery. keep the flame in low for 5 minutes.
  • Now your prawn pickle is ready to taste !!


If possible, choose sea prawns over farmed prawns. Sea prawns tastes much better in pickles. 
Course: pickle, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: pickle, Pickle recipe, prawn pickle, tasty pickle recipe