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:

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Prawns Fry

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Course: Appetiser, Starter
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 10 Tiger prawns
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Curry leaves (chopped)
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Salt


  • 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.
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24 thoughts on “Prawns Fry”

    • 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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.


    • 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 :)


  3. 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?

    • Hi Donna,

      Thanks dear :)

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


  4. Hi!

    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.


    • 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 :)


  5. 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

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