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Spicy Prawn Fry Recipe

By Debdatta Mazumder

While it comes to seafood, prawns are hugely popular in many households. There are millions of recipes you can try with prawn. And as it takes little time to get cooked, people love to prepare interesting recipes with it.

From curries to fry, prawns do add a nice spice to the taste. Another interesting thing about prawn is that it is made in different styles in different parts of the country. The 'Bengali Chingri (Prawn) Maliakari' is completely different from its Goan counterpart called the 'Goan Prawn Curry'.

So, if you want something spicy and crispy to make with prawn, you can try your hands at preparing this spicy prawn curry. It goes well as a starter for your house party or you can have it during the evening with tea or coffee.

So, here are the ingredients that are required and the procedure to prepare this amazing snack.

Serves - 6

Preparation Time - 20 minutes

Cooking Time - 20 minutes


Prawn/shrimp - 600 g (cleaned and deveined)

Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp

Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp

Oil - 5 tbsp

Coriander Seeds Powder - 1½ tbsp

Salt as per taste

Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1½ tbsp

Onions - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

Curry Leaves - 7-8

Water - ½ cup


Take a bowl and add prawns, salt, red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste. Marinate all the ingredients well and keep it aside for 10 minutes.

Take a frying pan and heat some oil in it. Add onions and fry those to make them golden brown.

Now, add the marinated prawns and sauté well. Don't forget to add the curry leaves.

Add a little amount of water and cover the lid of the pan and let it be cooked for 5-8 minutes.

Later, remove the lid and again stir the prawns well, so that they get fried thoroughly. You can add a bit of oil if you think it is getting too dry.

The spicy prawn fry is ready to be served. Add lemon juice and some chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot.

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