Monday, February 18, 2013

Prawns Fry - Kerala Style

Kerala is known for the delicious sea food dishes and today's special recipe is one of the most popular Kerala dish- Prawns Fry. My son is not a big fan of sea food but this one dish he instantly fell in love with. We had been to Kerala to meet my best friend who stays abroad and had visited her home town in Dec last year. This dish was introduced to us by her mom who just loves cooking. We exchanged some recipes and this is one of her recipes which I tried within a week after returning from Kerala. This is a deep fried dish with very less ingredients. Thank you Muktha Aunty for sharing this recipe.

Fresh Prawns - Cleaned - 15 medium sized

Haldi/ Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Red Chilli powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Rice flour for coating

Oil for deep frying.

Aunty makes a fine paste of red chillies and salt. She stores in refrigerator to use this for other dishes too. I used red chilli powder instead. 


1. Make a paste of Red chilli powder, haldi and Salt.

2. Apply this to the cleaned prawns and marinate for atleast 10-15 mins.

3. Heat oil for frying.

4. Meanwhile coat the marinated prawns with rice flour and drop them one by one into the hot oil for deep frying.

5. Once it turns crisp and golden in color, remove it from oil and place it on an absorbent paper ans serve hot.

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