Prawns Fry

Prawns Fry

One more prawns recipe. I guess I’ve posted more prawns recipes here than fish recipes . After all who can resist prawns right ?? Some people might say prawns increase your cholesterol, but once in a while its ok to indulge in such simple pleasures of life, isn’t it, what say ;)??

Anyways,didn’t I tell you in my previous post, about the royal pampering back home :)?? Yes, this comes from my Mom in law’s kitchen. We, Jose n myself, just loved it. I was multitasking at lunch time on the  day this was made… stocking up the prawns in my plate,  covering it from eagle eyes (read Jose ;) ) and enjoying each bite of it…

Hope you will also enjoy it as we did :)

Here is the recipe:

Prawns Fry
Recipe type: Appetiser, Starter
Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian, Indian
Serves: 2-3
  • Tiger prawns - 10
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Oil - 1tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - chopped
  • Oil - for frying
  • Salt
  1. Combine all the ingredients, except prawns and oil, and make a paste. Marinate the prawns with this paste and keep aside for half an hour. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry it for 5-7 minutes. If you fry it for long, the prawns will become hard.
You can put the prawns on a skewer/tooth pick and fry, if you wish. Using coconut oil will enhance the flavor.

Check out other prawns recipe:

  • ammu

    These r too yummy looking!!! i wudnt mind cholesterol for this one!! n such a simple!

  • tina

    Wow superb dear…Nice click too…

  • Ann

    oopa..thats yummo to the core tempting.thanks for the recipe

  • farida

    We are a family of prawn addicts and delicious new recipes like this are always welcome:) Yours looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

  • Rashmi Nair

    looks yummyyyyy… The photo is also very good. Keep it up!

  • Sibil

    yummy recipe n pic dear!!!
    u hav definitely returned back from Kerala with a bang!!!! :D :D
    who cares abt cholesterol when it comes to prawns????????????? we love it toooo! :D

  • Maria

    thank you all :)

    • Anila Nair

      hey……. tht was a nice and simple one yaar………

  • chinu

    do u have recipe for uunaka chemmen and mango curry? thank you!

    • Maria

      Hi Chinu

      I havent tried any dish with dried shrimps so far.

      However I have a recipe for fresh prawns & mango curry. Not sure whether you can make it with dried prawns. Please have a look at it & see..


  • Kimaya


    I stumbled here quite by accident during a googling spree and im glad i did! This recipe is delicious, i made it for lunch today and everyone loved it! Im bookmarking your site for sure.


    • Maria

      Hi Kimaya,

      I’m also glad that you stumbled here :) Its nice to know that this recipe worked for you. Thanks for the comment and hope to see you here more often :)


  • Donna

    Hey Maria,

    The prawns look lovely. Will be trying it tomorrow. Just a quick question, do we need to cook the prawns before we do the shallow frying?

    • Maria

      Hi Donna,

      Thanks dear :)

      I think my reply is a bit late :( However you dont have to cook the prawns before frying.


  • Donna

    Dear Maria,

    The prawns was really tasty.

    Love, Donna

    • Maria

      Thanks Donna dear :0


  • Thresia

    Hi Maria

    I was introduced to this site last week by my sis, Alice. I guess this is a big hit with NRIs. I hv already tried 2 cakes and prawn fry and prawn roast . I must say all came out well. I hv been on the look out for a suitable recipe site and at last I got it from you. I found the recipes uncomplicated and well written. Especially the notes – it say a lot abt minute details which are very imp. Usually that is what most recipes miss out.
    And Maria, hv u tried out ice creams? It is getting hotter here(B’lore) and I was trying out ice cream for my toddlers.

    Thanks a lot Maria. Your passion keeps us happy.


    • Maria

      Hi Thresia,

      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. A special thanks to your sister, Alice for recommending this site :) As you said, majority of my readers are NRIs.

      Its really nice to know that you’ve tried recipes from here & liked it too. Thanks for sharing your feedback here.

      I havent tried ice creams yet. I’ve posted some pudding recipes before, please check it out.

      Hope to see you here often :)


  • Deepagdnair

    This is is a awesome recipe.just out of this world

    • Maria Jose

      Hi Deepa,

      Thank you! I’m happy to know that you liked the recipe :)


  • kavi

    Hi Maria, I have tried prawn fry with similar recipe type, but it was not cooked well after frying. My husband told me to boil/book once before marinate .Then fry it.

    • Maria Jose

      Hi Kavi,

      You can also fry the prawns that way. I guess it depends on the size & type of prawns you use.


  • Shavani N

    maria, just check this link, is this posted by you… 

    • Maria Jose

      Hi Shavani,

      Thank you for bringing it to my attention… you are right, the pic is taken from my blog.

      Sorry I couldnt get back to you earlier, I was away on a trip.