Kerala Restaurant Style Prawns Spicy Fry, is a simple, quick and spicy dish, well flavored with Kerala traditional spices and masala’s like coconut oil, curry leaves etc. There are several ways of making prawns/ shrimp fry. This one is the very simple and really delicious way to make prawns fry. Any time we go to any seafood restaurants in Kerala, I always end up ordering some prawn fry. This is a famous dish of the toddy shops and sea food restaurants across Kerala. Prawns is excellent and delicate seafood next to fish, it easily blends well with flavors and is fast to cook. The detailed recipe with step by step cooking pictures follows.
I had collected the recipe from one of the famous seafood restaurant in Trivandrum, Kerala. I thought to prepare this today, because it is one of the my favorite and really feeling happy to share with my wonderful readers. It is believed to be the most popular exceptional seafood that is low in calories and saturated fat which makes it a healthier alternative to other milk proteins. The spicy smell invites hunger and make us crave for this dish. My hubby and kids are a great fan of this dish and they keep asking me to prepare again and again. This is really wonderful side dish to go along with rice or chapatis. Prawns are more tasty among seafood items, Kerala prawns dishes are very famous and delicious among all.
Tips- If you want you can shallow fry the prawns instead of deep frying. This is really spicy recipe, if you want less spicy use kashmiri chilly powder instead of red chilly powder. Use only coconut oil for the authentic taste. Adding rice flour will help to bind the masala well and gives a crunchy and crispy coating for these prawns.
How to Make Nadan Chemmeen Varuthathu- Kerala Restaurant Style Prawns Spicy Fry- Shrimp/ Konchu Fry
Clean and de-vein prawns, wash well and drain out. Set aside. ( I have kept the prawns tail to get a restaurant look, its optional)
In a blender grind shallots and fennel seeds to a smooth paste and set aside.
Marinate the prawns with chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice, garlic paste, ginger paste and shallots paste, refrigerate for 20 minutes to 1 hour.
Before frying, mix along with rice flour and pepper powder. Combine well and set aside.
Heat a pan with oil until hot and add prawns, fry for a couple of minutes in medium flame.
Add curry leaves and fry until the prawns are cooked well.
Drain out from oil and serve hot along with rice.
Enjoy!! Happy cooking and stay healthy.