Prawn Fry.

Prawn Fry

Prawn Fry.

Prawn Fry.Indian cuisine is packed with flavor and the liberal use of fresh vegetables, legumes, yogurt, rice and other grains make it inherently healthy as well. Spices form the backbone of Indian cooking, and although the list of spices and techniques used to prepare some recipes can be intimidating, they provide tantalizing layers of flavors in a matter of minutes. Whether you’re preparing a quick curry for an easy weeknight meal or a medley of dishes for an Indian-themed dinner party, you’ll find these recipes to be healthy, flavorful and delicious.

Prawn Fry is a tangy and very popular party recipe. Learn how to make Prawn Fry by following this easy steps.

Prep time:  10 min

Cook time:  20 min

Total time:  30 min

Cuisine:  South Indian

Serves:  3 to 4


  • Prawns – 500 gms, cleaned
  • Onions – 2, finely chopped
  • Garlic, – 5, finely minced
  • Ginger green chili paste (1″ ginger and 3 green chilies)
  • Red chilli pwd – 1 1/2 tsps (adjust)
  • Turmeric pwd – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander pwd – 1 tsp
  • Saunf pwd – 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp (grated) (optional)
  • Garam masala pwd (3 cloves, 1″ cinnamon stick, 1 elaichi)
  • Lemon juice OR curd/yogurt – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Cooking oil – 1 1//2 tbsps


  1. Marinate the prawns in ginger green chili paste, 3/4 tsp chilli pwd, turmeric pwd, lemon juice OR curd/yogurt and salt for 10 mts.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of water to the marinated prawns and bring to a boil, reduce to medium flame cook for 6-8 mts. Turn off heat and drain the excess water, if any.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add the finely minced garlic and saute for half a mt. Add sliced onions, kasuri methi and curry leaves and saute till the onions turn a light caramelized brown, approx 7-8 mts.
  4. Add the cooked prawns,1/4 tsp chili pwd, saunf pwd, coriander pwd and garam masala pwd and stir fry for 3 mts. Add the grated coconut and saute for 3 mts. Adjust salt and turn off heat.
  5. Serve hot as a starter or as a stir fry with rice.

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