November 7, 2007


Prawns Fry:
Prep time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 2
Cuisine : Andhra

2 lb prawns (cleaned)
1 big chopped onion
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
3 tbsp cashewnuts
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp whole garam masala powder
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish

1. Add 2 cups of water to prawns and bring to a boil and cook for more 10 minutes on low heat, drain and keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a thick bottom kadai, add cumin seeds and mustards, let them splutter. Add cashewnuts and curry leaves, saute for few seconds on low heat, add finely chopped onions, fry till transparent.

3. Add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste, saute for few more seconds, add cooked prawns, mix, covered, stirring between, cook for 10 minutes.

4. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, whole garam masala powder and salt, mix well, covered, stirring between, cook for 10 minutes.

5. Remove the lid, cook till completely dry and finally add finely chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

6. Yummy prawns fry is ready to serve. Serve with white rice.
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  1. Looks great Jyoti. Happy Diwali!:))

  2. wow jyothi chala bagundhi..but prawns lo mustard cumin kotha ga undhi...nee version nachindhi will try it once...chala roojulaki malla nee blog lo kothadhi choosthunna

  3. Always for prawns, Jyothi. All the more when it is done in Spicy andhra style. Yee vesion kuda try cheyali.

  4. Jyo...I cannot really comment on this as it is non-veg :-)
    Looks like kaju though :-))

  5. Delicious. I will try them once as i love prawns.
    I have never made prawn dish with cashewnuts.
    Love Andhra food

  6. looks sooooo good, and you have made it sound so easy! thanks for sharing and happy divali

  7. loved ur version of prawn fry, love any thing wih prawns. will try it soon.

  8. Delicious recipe !! just lovely..esp for a prawn fan like me.

  9. Hello Ashaji! thanks for your lovely words and happy diwali you too.

    Hi Shanti! now-a-days, little busy with some of my personal works. Didn't get the time to post recipes. Thanks for your lovely words and try once and let me know. This is my hubby's favorite recipe. I don't eat prawns. Only for him, I used to prepare this recipe. Actually this is my mom's recipe. Thanks again and happy diwali.

    Hi Rina! welcome to my blog and thanks for dropping by. Try it and let me know. Happy Diwali dear.

  10. Hi Sirisha! I know you are vegetarian. Even I don't like to eat prawns, but I will eat chicken. But thanks for your lovely comments on each of my recipes. Happy Diwali dear.

    Hi Happy Cook! thanks dear. Try it and let me know. Happy Diwali.

    Hi Saju! really its very easy to prepare. Try it once and let me know. Thanks again and Happy Diwali you too.

  11. Hi Swaroopa! thanks for your lovely comments and give a try this recipe and let me know. Thanks again and happy diwali.

    Hi Pooja! even my hubby is also very fond of prawns. But I don't like them. For him only I prepared this recipe. Actually this is my mom's recipe. Thanks for dropping by and give a try and let me know dear. Thanks again and happy diwali.

  12. Drooling!!!! Fantastic.

  13. Love prawns... these look so spicy and yummy...droooooool... :)

  14. shrimp is my husbends fav thanks for the nice recipe

  15. From a cholestral point of view it is not good in excess, but if I could, I would eat prawns everyday :)

  16. Thanks pushapa!

    Thanks sig.

    Thanks sagari.

    yeah cynthia! even my hubby too. Thanks for dropping by.

  17. Jyothi,
    As usual, very tempting dish from you!
    am drooling here..

  18. Mmm my tummy is rumbling just reading this blog.

    Check out my blog


  19. hey hiii shrimp lo water ooze avutadi kada lid petti dantlo vache water thone cheste shrimp taste pokunda vastadi... if u try u'll know the difference .ila bagodu ani kadu ..water ekkuva poste chappa ga ayipotadi.....

    thx for the postg will try ur version with 2 cups of water

  20. satish bemaganiJanuary 23, 2011

    thanks jyothi gaaru., my mom liked your andhra style prawns fry..

  21. AnonymousJuly 19, 2013

    I would like to try the recipe since my kids love prawns. please let me know whether the cashew nuts are to be pounded (powdered)