Simple and Easy Prawns Fry with Only 9 Ingredients

Prawn fry

One of the most versatile seafood types, Prawns can be cooked in different ways and yet every dish turns out to be delicious. The prawn fry recipe we are going to talk about today takes less than 45 minutes to make and requires only 9 ingredients that are found in every Indian kitchen. To know more, keep reading.

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Simple and Easy Prawns Fry with Only 9 Ingredients
Prawn fry
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prawn fry
Instructions
  1. Wash the prawns thoroughly. In a bowl, add turmeric, chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala and salt. Mix everything and set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the rice flour on the marinated prawns and coat them well. Then sprinkle the sesame seeds. In a pan, heat some oil for shallow frying. Place the prawns in the pan such that they don’t touch or stick to each other.
  3. Once the prawns turn golden brown, flip them on the other side and cook for about the same time or until both sides turn golden brown and slightly crispy.
  4. Sprinkle some chaat masala, finely chopped coriander and sesame seeds. Serve hot with lemon wedges as a side dish or an appetizer.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

Use prawns with tails on, as this prevents them from curling up when frying.

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Some add onions, tomatoes and chillies to their prawn fry, while some prefer it the spice-mix way. What’s your version of this dish? Please share it with us!

Frequently Asked Questions

For how long should I fry prawns?

Small-medium sized prawns take around 3-4 minutes, whereas large prawns take about 5-8 minutes. Overcooking prawns will make them hard and rubbery.

How do I know if the prawns are cooked?

When cooked well, prawns turn pink in colour on the outside with red tails. Their flesh is slightly opaque and lightly whitish.

What is the best temperature to fry prawns?

For best results, fry the marinated prawns on low-medium heat.

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