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Kerala Style Prawn Pepper Fry

By Herman Vaz

How about some spicy seafood for the weekend? If you are in mood for seafood then we have an excellent recipe of prawn for you. Prawns are the most loved seafood and there are variety of ways to cook this ingredient.

Today we have a Kerala style prawn pepper fry recipe for you. The soft and juicy prawns are cooked with a lot of spices which make this dish an utter delight for all seafood lovers.


So, try this awesome seafood recipe over the weekend and have a delicious homemade treat.


Prawns -250 gms (cleaned, deveined with the tail end retained)

Green chilli- 4

Ginger-25 g

Garlic-25 g

Shallots- 15(or 1 red onion)

Curry leaves- 3 sprigs (that's the tasty bit)

Copra/Dessicated Coconut- 3tbsp

Pepper powder- 1tsp

Red chilli powder- 1tsp

Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp

Oil- as reqd

Salt- as rqd


Marinate the prawns with chilli powder,turmeric powder,pepper powder and salt.Pound ginger,garlic and green chilles.

You may use a mincer as well.But do not grind into paste.

Heat oil in a wok. Add the Curry leaves,and onion.

Saute till onions become brown.

Now add the ginger-garlic-green chilli mixture.

Saute till you get a fine aroma.

Now add the marinated prawns along with the masala.

Add more salt if required.

Fry it till the prawns look brownish say for 2-3 minutes.

Do not over cook prawns.


Finally add the copra pieces or the dessicated coconut and serve it hot with rice /chappathi

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Story first published: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 11:00 [IST]
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