Prawns – 500 gms, cleaned
Onions – 2, finely sliced
Garlic, – 3, finely minced
Ginger green chili paste (1″ ginger and 3 green chilies)
Red chilli pwd – 1 1/2 tsps (adjust)
Turmeric pwd – 1/4 tsp
Coriander pwd – 1 tsp
Saunf pwd – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Kasuri methi – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Coconut – 2 tbsp (grated)
Garam masala pwd (3 cloves, 1″ cinnamon stick, 1 elaichi)
Lemon juice OR curd/yogurt – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves – 15-20
Cooking oil – 1 1//2 tbsps
How to make Prawn Fry
. Marinate the prawns in ginger green chili paste, 3/4 tsp chilli pwd, turmeric pwd, lemon juice and salt for 10 mts.
. Add 1/4 cup of water to the marinated prawns and bring to a boil, reduce to medium flame cook for 6-8 mts.
. Turn off heat and drain the excess water, if any.
. Heat oil in a pan, add the finely minced garlic and saute for half a mt.
. Add sliced onions, kasuri methi and curry leaves and saute till the onions turn a light caramlized brown, approx 7-8 mts.
. Add the cooked prawns,1/4 tsp chili pwd, saunf pwd, coriander pwd and garam masala pwd and stir fry for 3 mts.
. Add the grated coconut and saute for 3 mts.
. Adjust salt and turn off heat.
. Serve hot as a starter or as a stir fry with rice.