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Monday, January 18, 2016

Prawn Fry Recipe | South Indian Style Prawns Fry | Eral Fry

Prawn Fry, South Indian style Prawn Fry

Today I am here with South Indian style Prawn Fry recipe. My daughter loves prawns so much and she has been demanding for it for a really long time. Finally, this weekend could get prawns and I prepared this super easy and tasty prawn fry and she loved it. With Prawns, cleaning them properly is most important. I made a video of how to clean the prawns. This can be had with biryani, mild pulao or as side dish for rice and gravy.

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Prawn Fry Recipe

This is a easy to make South Indian Style Prawn Fry Recipe.

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Yield : 3 - 4 Servings

Ingredients :

  • Prawns : About 1 lb
  • Onion : 1 no.
  • Green Chillies : 2 nos.
  • Curry Leaves : 1 Sprig
  • Oil : 1 Tablespoon
  • Fennel Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Red Chilli Powder: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder : 2 Teaspoons
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Salt : As needed
  • Cilantro : To garnish
  • Lemon Juice : 2 Tablespoons (optional)
To grind into fine paste :
  • Onion : 1 medium sized
  • Garlic : 5 cloves
  • Ginger : About 1" long
  • Fennel Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Cloves : 4 nos.
  • Cinnamon : 1 small piece
  • Cardamom : 4 nos.

Instructions :

  1. Clean, de-vein and wash prawns and keep them aside.
  2. Take all the ingredients listed under 'to grind' and grind them into fine paste and keep it ready.
  3. Slice onions, slit green chillies and keep them ready.
  4. In a pan, heat oil and add fennel seeds and fry for a minute, then add sliced onions, green chillies and curry leaves and fry till onions turn translucent.
  5. Then add ground masala paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and add about 1/4 cup of water, mix well and cook till the raw smell is gone.
  6. Now add the cleaned prawns, required salt and cover and cook in low flame till it is done.
  7. Turn off the heat, squeeze some lemon juice, garnish with cilantro and serve it warm.

Notes :

  • Adjust chilli powder as per personal heat tolerance level.
  • Prawns get cooked quickly. So keep an eye. Overcooking makes it tough.

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  1. These look great! I love that you put all the spices in there. Yum!

  2. I've never come across an Indian dish I didn't like and I think I'd love this one.

  3. Oh WOW these prawns sound amazing!!! This is a recipe I need to try very soon!

  4. These look a bit spicy so I'm sure my family would love them.

  5. These look phenomenal! All those wonderful spices - mmmmmmmm! So much flavor! What a great idea to offer a video on properly cleaning the prawns - that will be so useful! ~Shelley

  6. Oh man, those look good, I sure could dive right in!!

  7. I am going to have to add this to my "Lent" menu

  8. Beautifully pictured dish! I love this!

  9. I don't think I'd be able to stop eating these if I started.. oh my goodness yum!

  10. We all love shrimps around here and these ones are just perfect. My son especially would make a party for these!

  11. I'm loving all those spices, these must taste fantastic!

  12. I love Indian food, and these prawn fry look amazing!


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