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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Prawns Fry | Nadan Chemmeen Varuthathu

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.


Ingredients
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)


Method
-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

NOTES
* 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.

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46 comments:

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

simply awesome preparation :)

Satya said... Best Blogger Tips

yum yum...love the clicks too
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Nandita Pai Shirali said... Best Blogger Tips

that looks yummy Julie! Am not a great fan of sea food... but these look tempting! :)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW .....simply drooling over them !!!
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DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Prawn fry look so delicious.. very tempting..
Loved the presentation, Julie..

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli fry n my fav way of eating prawns....

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks awesome...mind blowing

lifescoops said... Best Blogger Tips

my weakness....these look so good...I am hungry now :(

Swasthi said... Best Blogger Tips

I never dared to eat prawns so far,but looks delicious.

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...tempting...love the prawns fry....

cquek said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great treatment of the recipe. Your photography inspires me!

Coral Crue said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmm this looks too good.

Neela Rufus said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yummy :)

Suman Arthy said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a must try recipe Julie....will definitely try and let you know soon....

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the pics, especially the first one. Quick and yummy recipe........
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Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Vayel vallam varunna ,yummy fry

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Great looking curry.

Uma Ramanujam said... Best Blogger Tips

I dont eat prawns. But for me itself, your recipe and picture are tempting and asking me to taste it. Love the presentation with banana leaf. beautiful.

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy fry!!! My kidoo loves this much, supposed to post mine later :)
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Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

same pinch, i too made it today....yummy prawns....

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh that looks like a must try!!So so good :)

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Best Blogger Tips

Wooow..Love the masala which coated perfectly over the prawn..Crispy and yummmm..

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

I've been craving prawns for so long now..now looks like gotta buy and make them your way!

సిరి said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow thts a lovely plate..

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Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Spicy and delicious prawns fry,so yummy..love the presentation.

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli chemmen curry.

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

I die for Prawns Julie.... Wish you were here. I could just grab a handful from your plate.

Sharans Samayalarai said... Best Blogger Tips

Woww !! Mouth watering dear !! Looks very tempting !!

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Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

wow so yummy...finger licking good prawn fry Julie.

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Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

I am drooling here... Looks spicy and delish

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

Too tempting.

Nandini said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and my favourite fry!!

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

I also like them fried, but I usuually just use some thyme, olive oil and garlic. Thanks for an inspiration!
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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Even though I am a pure vegetarian, I couldn't stop admiring this pic...Lovely pictures Julie

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy..

Biny's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

wow julie superb...and very very good presentatn

suhaina aji said... Best Blogger Tips

vayil vellam vanittu vayya..pls pass me some.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks fabulous & delicious, yummy fry!

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

mmm.... simply vaayil kappal odunnu...

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

kothi vannittu vayyee... nice presentation
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cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, your prawns really look delicious.. bookmarked with thanks.
its something different from my normal recipe. have a nice day

Shama Nagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

inviting dear..join me in fast food event - vermicilli .

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Excellent fry, suits prefect as a starter, yummy.

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum, nice clicks..
Thanks for linking this delicious recipe to my event..

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..this looks simply delicious Julie!!

dentistvschef said... Best Blogger Tips

looking great dish,
i'm ganna try that since i just grab a pack of curry leaves.....