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(optional)
salt to taste
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.
* If you wish to omit the soy sauce,then feel free to do so.Adjust the salt accordingly and also dry it up on high flame so that the fry becomes brownish in color.