Friday, November 29, 2013

Pepper Prawns Fry | Eral Milagu Varuval | Spicy Shrimp Masala

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes


1 cup Prawns (cleaned & deveined)
1 onion
2 tomatoes
1tsp ginger-garlic paste
¾ tsp chilli powder (adjust to taste)
1 ½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp garam masala
1tsp pepper corns
¾ tsp fennel seeds
1tbsp oil
Salt (to taste)
Coriander leaves (to garnish)

How to make it

  • Clean and devein the prawns. Wash with little of turmeric powder to get rid of the smell. Keep aside.
  • Finely chop the onions and tomatoes. Grind ginger and garlic together. If ur using readymade ginger-garlic paste, then skip it step.
  • Sauté both pepper and fennel seeds for a while and coarsely grinds them together in a mixer. Don’t make it very smooth. I used my mortar and pestle to grind it.
  • In a wok heat oil and sauté the onions till it turns transparent.

  • Add ginger garlic paste and sauté further. When the raw smell leaves add the chopped tomatoes and cook well.

  • Cook till the tomatoes goes gooey. Then add the spice powders one-by-one.

  • Add 1 cup of water to make the masalas to cook. When it comes to boil, add the cleaned prawns and cook.

  • Prawns when cooked change its color to pale pink. Cook till the masalas and prawns blend together.

  • At the end add the coarsely ground powder of pepper and fennels. Mix well till the oil oozes out.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.
  • Steamed rice with any type of rasam are the best combination for the prawns.