Sunday, March 3, 2013

Prawns Fry

Tried a simple prawns fry as side dish today. Turned out great. A simple recipe with very few ingredients needed. Loved it. I am sure you will love it too... I dont remember prawns being cooked often at my home. May be one or two times during my childhood.  Thats all I guess. Till I reached college I never knew that people cook non veg either fish or chicken so often in their homes. I started noticing what my friends used to bring for lunch and almost every day they had fish. And if they didnt have fish for lunch, they used to say that there is nothing special for lunch today. My bench mate cum best friend loves prawns and she used to bring prawns fry atleast once in two weeks. Her mom was an excellent cook and we used to grab her food like anything and she will be saying leave something for her.. its her favorite and all and we used to disregard her and leave the tiniest portion possible for her :) He he... 

Prawns are my hubby's favorites as well. I had the initiative and enthusiasm to cook non veg earlier during the initial days of marriage but soon found that I couldnt tolerate the smell :( So now we rarely prepare non veg at our home. Either my husband will prepare the curries or like for prawns today, I asked him to clean it and marinate it and the remaining cooking I take care of my way. So this recipe is similar to how my best friend's mom's prawns fry. 

Prawns Fry:

Prepping Time: 30 min - 1hr
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 45 min -1hr 15min


Prawns - 20 
1/4 Tbsp Turmeric
3/4 - 1 Tbsp Chilli powder (according to your spiciness level)
3/4 - 1 Tbsp Pepper powder
1 Tbsp Ginger - Garlic 
Lemon Juice of half a lemon(Comes to around 2 - 3 tbsp I guess)


Step 1: Clean the prawns well.
Step 2: Marinate the prawns by adding turmeric, chilli powder, pepper powder, ginger garlic, lemon juice and salt. Keep the prawns in the refrigerator for minimum half an hour. 

Method of Preparing:

Step 1: 

Heat 2 -3 Tbsp oil in a deep bottomed pan and shallow fry the prawns. (Use more oil if only needed).

Step 2:

Shallow fry the prawns and once one side is browned, turn over to the other side. 
When both sides are equally golden brown in colour, take them off and place on paper napkins to remove excess oil if any. 

Serve as an appetizer or side dish. 

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