Shrimp/ Prawns Fry – Kerala Style

Here is my second prawns fry recipe in my blog. It is prepared with basic ingredients easily available in your kitchen. There are several different ways of making shrimp/prawns fry. This one is the very simple yet delicious and purely nadan recipe.

Enjoy this simple yet tasty prawn fry as much as we did!

Shrimp/ Prawns Fry – Kerala Style

Prep time              :   10 minutes
Cooking time       :   20 minutes
Total time             :   30 minutes

Servings       : 3 – 4

Category      : Side dish
Cuisine         : South Indian, Kerala


1 Cup prawns or Chemmeen (shelled, deveined and washed)
1/2 Cup onion
2-3 Green chilies, slit
1 Tablespoon ginger- garlic, chopped
1/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder
1 Tablespoon coriander powder
1 Teaspoon red chili powder
1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon tamarind pulp
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
Salt to taste


  • Clean, devein and wash the prawns.
  • Soak tamarind for 10 minutes, squeeze and extract the pulp.


  • Heat coconut oil in a mud pot and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add curry leaves, green chilies, ginger, garlic, onion and salt. Sauté onions until transparent.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Cook all the ingredients till raw flavor has gone.
  • Add the prawns and mix well to coat the masala.
  • Now add water, mix well and cover it with a lid. Let the prawns cook well.
  • Add tamarind pulp. Leave it open and cook for few minutes until the water dries off.
  • Prawns fry is ready to be served!

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