Prawns fry indian style

Hello guys I am going to write about a yummylicious dish that my mom makes .Its  called  spicy prawns fry south indian style. Believe me when I say tasty because nothing compares to it , you stomach is full but you crave more ; it’s mouth watering.

You can have it with chapatis or mix it with hot rice and finish off with Rasam and you are in heaven 🙂 .

Prawn Fry

I got a shot which is not very good , will try to upload a better picture soon.

My mom finally relented and here’s here recipe , its quite simple but needs patience .



  • 5-6 big onions finely chopped [you need more onions]
  • 1 whole garlic with big cloves (skin peeled and be generous if you like garlic)
  • 2-3 inch ginger paste [add more if you like gingery taste]
  • 3 big tomatoes [cut finely]
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2-3 table spoon chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil as required [ok be generous here as well , you could skip a meal later]

Clean the prawns (I devein it again and wash is clean water) . now sauté it with turmeric powder on sim flame for 2 minutes till it releases water. Remove/strain the water and keep the prawns aside . This way you wont have a smelly dish , you can also use the water if making soups as a stock .

Take a pan and pour 1 small cup oil and on heating till it reaches smoking point; put onions and garlic and roast it till onions turn pink and roast again , this take some time , the onion should be soft and pink and release aroma .

Add ginger paste sauté it for a minute , mix well with onions

Put tomatoes and sauté it for 5 minutes or till soft . Add prawns to this and sauté for a minute. Add turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder and coriander leaves and roast well for sometime. Close it with a lid on sim flame and turning now and then until prawns are well cooked and masala slightly sticks to the pan. Add oil if required or less as and when it starts sticking to the pan , scrape and turn it and roast again . Roast till it looks like deep fry.[refer the pic above]. you can garnish it with lemon and coriander leaves and serve .

prawns fry is ready to be served hot . Yummyyy and i am hungry now .

hope you enjoy cooking it :). Please try and let me know .



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