Prawns pepper fry is a simple perfect delicious masala.Prawns,as I mentioned earlier in any form is our family favorite esp with kids.This is a real tasty spicy lipsmacking version of prawns.You can serve it with idiappam,appam,chapathis or even rice.The best part of this recipe is it takes hardly anytime to cook & serve for a delicious dinner.Hope u all will give this a try & enjoy at home :-)
Prawns large size 20- 25 deshelled(refer notes)
Black pepper powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1tsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp(refer notes)
Onion big 1/2 slice
Tomato 1 chopped
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
black pepper powder 1 tsp
soy sauce 2 tsp
Oil 4-5 tsp
-Wash & devein prawns, clean the prawns by rubbing lemon and salt.Leave aside for 10-15 minutes.Wash under running water and drain,keep aside.
-Rub the powders and set aside for 1/2 -1 hour.
-Heat oil in a wok and fry the onions till lightly browned.
-Add the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell disappears.
-Add the curry leaves and salt.
-Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy and soft.
-Add the prawns and keep stirring on high heat and wait till it changes color.
-Add 1-2 tbsp of water and continue to stir fry.
-Then,cover the lid & cook for another 7 minutes on medium-high heat.
-Uncover the lid,add the soy sauce and the black pepper powder as mentioned in masala.
-Adjust salt,dry it up and serve hot with chapathis or rice!!
Servings~ 3 adults
* I have used fresh prawns here,you can use frozen ones.
* You can add or omit the last pepper powder in masala.This is moderately spicy version,if you feel to reduce the spices then omit the last part of pepper powder.
* If you don't like the cumin flavor,you may omit or reduce it too.