Fried Prawn ~ Kerala Style

I have been busy all week and had some guests come-over for dinner. So what do you do when you have guests coming over? I usually go by what I love and what I have done over and over again just to be sure that it works right on D day. Today I am sharing with you a great tasting and fool-proof dish which I tried from my blogger friend & baker Suja Manoj. I tried to modify the dish a little but took inspiration from hers and it turned to be a hit among guests and got over in no time. Thanks to Suja for this wonderful tasting dish which is a pure favorite at home now :-)
I had pan fried the prawns instead of deep-frying them and fried the excess shredded coconut and later combined it all which a good mix along with fried curry leaves. I had served this as a starter ~ The aroma and color of the dish makes it absolutely stunning and tastes great and is sure to vanish in seconds, so make sure you double the quantity if you have guests coming home. Did I tell you that every-time I tried to re-create the dish it still tastes great, so you can be sure that its a yum factor.
Recipe Source ~ Suja Manoj(slightly modified)
Serves ~ 4-5

Ingredients 

Tiger Prawns (de-veined with tail) - 500 gms
Shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder (black) - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Curry leaves - handful
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Salt - a per taste
Oil (sunflower) - as required to pan fry

Method
  • In a bowl add all the masala powders along with salt and lime juice and mix well, to this add the shredded coconut and prawns mix well and let it marinate for 15 minutes in the refrigerator
  • Heat oil in a deep pan/ skillet, in the mean-time add the rice flour and mix well and once its hot add the curry leaves and wait till it turns crispy, drain in kitchen towel. Now add the prawns in a batch of 3-5 and let it cook on each side for atleast 60 seconds and turn the other side, and do the same, drain the excess oil using a kitchen towel.
  • In the same pan add the curry leaves, the remaining shredded coconut and saute well and let it cook for 2-3 minutes to this add the pan-fried prawns and give it a good mix 
Tips 
- remember to put the rice flour just before frying, if you make it cook in the mixture the result is soggy prawns.
- also remember not to wet the mixture too much, this can also result in soggy prawns

Serve hot with toothpicks :-)

40 comments:

  1. Wow Priya,looks so yummy,loved this version beautiful clicks dear..I am drooling,last pic is stunning :)

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    1. Thank u Suja for the lovely recipe, its our favorite at home :-)

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  2. Absolutely fantastic prawn recipe..Adding coconut is interesting part for me..Over all a great starter..

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    1. You are right Sara, amma makes it without coconut but it does lift the flavor of the prawns :-)

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  3. I have some prawns in the freezer right now...gonna try this out...BTW this pics are awesome.

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    1. Oh please Nisa, try it and let me know :D would love to hear from you. Thanks for leaving a comment dear

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  4. This looks very tempting dear...No wonder it got over in no time...Love the clicks...

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    1. Thank u Reshmi, so happy to hear a comment like that from a great photographer :D pleased

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  5. I am drooling here by seeing this tempting fried shrimps. Absolutely delicious dear.

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  6. Looks so yummy and crunchy... drooling here

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  7. Looks yumm. Just love it on its own.

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  8. Never tasted prawns dear! looks delicious like the restaurant served.

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    1. Swasthi its a lovely seafood and a must try :-) thanks for the comments dear

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  9. Highly addictive and dangerously irresistible, mouthwatering here Priya.

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    1. you are so right Priya :-) thanks dear

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  10. looks like restaurant style.. extremely delicious..

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  11. OMG...i am on d way to ur home..;)

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    1. Thanks Preethi, you are welcome dear :-)

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  12. I had been drooling and drooling at this one right since i saw in my homepage in fb! just too good a dish and presentation!

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    1. :D thank u so much Bharathy, happy to see your comment

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  13. Hmm..Priya really tempting me...i love shrimp a lot..that too fry no way...

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    1. :D thanks Shanthi, we have a similarity

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  14. Wow looks yummy...... nice clicks.

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  15. Looks mouthwatering & nice clicks.

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  16. delicious fry and even mouthwatering clicks!

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  17. Delicious Prawn fry Priya, Suja is great cook and awesome friend.

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  18. Yummm.. kerala style eh? luved it

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  19. Wow prawn looks delicious...nice color.

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  20. mmmm yummy looking...why wouldn't I like Kerala style dishes (being a keralte myself ) ;-) ...even I have a similar dish on my space. Give that also a try next time if you'd like :-)

    Regards,
    Manju

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