Tuesday 19 February 2013

South Indian Prawn Fry Recipe/Shrimp Fry Recipe/Eral Varuval/How to make Prawn Fry with step by step Photos and Video

This shrimp/prawn fry is very easy to make and can be done in 15 -20 min's. When you are in a hurry to make some non -vegetarian side dish, this can be the one you can count on. It is very yummy, delicious and totally irresistible. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Prawn Recipe here, Fish Recipes hereMutton Recipes here and Chicken Recipes here  Also please like, share and subscribe to my Youtube Channel Priyas Virundhu.

Here's how to make Prawn Fry/Eral Varuval with step by step photos & Video

400 gm [washed,cleaned & deveined]
Ginger & Garlic paste
1.5 tbsp
Cumin powder
2 tsp
Chilli powder
2 tbsp
Coriander powder
1 tbsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
1.5 tbsp + 1 tsp
Curry leaves
As needed
Preparation Time: 5 minutes                              Recipe Category: Lunch/Sidedish
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes                              Recipe Cuisine: TamilNadu,India
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Here's the short video on how to make Prawn/Eral Varuval

Clean, wash and devein the shrimp. Wash it with ¼ tsp of turmeric powder.

To the shrimp add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, salt and 1 tsp of oil.

Mix everything really well and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. If you dont have time, you can start cooking the prawns straightaway.

In a kadai heat the oil , crackle 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds/jeeragam and add the curry leaves. wait till the curry leaves turns crispy.

When it turns crispy add the shrimp mixed in masala to the kadai. 

Now sauté for a min, the prawns/shrimp will start to change color.

At this stage add sprinkle ½ cup of water and let the shrimp cook.

The prawns will cook, water will evaporate and the oil will start to separate out. At this stage switch off the stove.

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  1. Wow, am going to try this. With this recipe i guess i can make my hubby happy .sushmita

  2. I have turned vegetarian but would like to try this for the kids. They would enjoy it.

  3. Sounds super delicious,, this is my mom's fav..Must have tasted great :)

  4. This is what I call the best style for prawns and its a perfect and delicous pairing with rice.

  5. Maheswari Senthilkumar,
    Using Prawn we can make Kuzhambu with suraikkai.We can make like vatha kuzhambu and put the boiled suraikkai and then cleaned prawns in it.

    1. Thank you Maheswari, I make that kuzhambu as well....


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