Archive for March, 2010

Prawn Fry – Indian Style

Prawn Fry Schrimps Fry

My husband always likes to taste different cooking styles. He got bored of my usual schrimp fry and asked me to try something new. And this is the result. It came out very tasty than expected.

Normally, we do no marinate schrimps like meat or fish items. This fry is made from marinated schrimps. Here is the cooking procedure.


Frozen or Fresh Schrimps or Prawns – 1 Kg

Onion – 1 big size – cut it into small pieces

Tomato – 1 small size

Ginger-Garlic paste- 3 tps

Turmeric powder

Chilli Powder – 1 spoon (can increase it according to your taste)

Coriander Powder – 1/2 spoon (can increase it according to your taste)

Joghurt – 1 spoon

Lemon Juice – 1 tps

Salt, Oil as required.

Coriander Leaves for garnishing


Marinate prawns with joghurt, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, little bit of salt for 3-4 hours. Fresh prawns will require only about 2 hrs. Turmeric powder removes the raw prawn smell.

After marination time, take a suitable pan and boil these prawns until they are cooked. In case of frozen prawns, no need to add any water as it will emit lot of water while boiling. In case of fresh prawns add a little bit of water so that prawns will get cooked. When it is 90% cooked (soft), then remove it from heat and drain the water. Keep the water aside as you can use a little bit of it later.

Heat the pan with oil. When oil is heated, add onions and fry it until it is golden brown. Add tomatos and stir until it melts with onions. Now add ginger garlic paste. Ginger-Garlic paste adds more taste to this fry. Stir it for few seconds and add cooked prawns and mix everything well. If this is too thick, add little bit of cooked prawns water. Be careful not to add too much, it will not be a fry then. Do not add water later. But keep stirring it.  You will have to do this only for few mins, as prawns are already cooked.

Take it off from fire. Add lemon juice and stir it once again. Garnish with some coriander leaves at the end.

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