Prawns is one of my kids favorite among sea foods.This prawn fry is a delicious kerala style dish perfect to go with rice.A simple recipe but a finger licking one too.Usually prawns fry is deep fried but here I have shallow fried to avoid excess oil.Ideally tiger prawns taste great with this recipe but smaller variants can also be used,just that it takes time to turn each prawns.I have inserted curry leaves stems to prevent the prawns from curling.Enjoy the yummy prawns fry with steaming hot rice.
tiger prawns 20
ginger -garlic paste 2 tsp
chilly powder 2tsp
pepper powder 1- 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
lemon juice 2 tsp
salt to taste
curry leaves 5-6 sprigs
oil to shallow fry(preferably coconut oil)
-Clean the prawns,devein and rub lemon juice,salt over it,leave for 10 minutes.Wash and rinse under running water 4-5 times.
-Separate the curry leaves from stem and cut the hard portions of the stem.Insert in each of the prawns so that it doesn't curl much.Drain water.Keep aside.
-Make a smooth paste using the remaining ingredients except oil and apply the paste generously on the prawns.Leave it for 1/2 -1 hour.
-Heat coconut oil in a pan and when the oil is hot,spread the curry leaves and place the prawns.
-Fry both sides till golden brown(approx 5-7 minutes).Remove on a paper towel.
-Serve with rice !!
Servings 2-3 adults
* Adding lemon juice is optional,helps to keep the prawns soft.
* Don't fry the prawns to long otherwise it becomes too hard.* Instead of curry leaves stem,you can even insert tooth picks or skewers in prawns but make sure you remove before serving.Curry leaves stem are benefecial and can be left over.