Prawns - 1/2 Kg
For the Masala
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Coconut, grated - 1 tsp
Roasted Curry leaves - 2 tsp
Besan / Kadalai Maavu - 3 tsp
Rice flour - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow fry - 2 - 4 tbsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Hing a pinch
Fried Curry leaves for garnish.
How to make Prawn Fry
Wash the curry leaves and dry. After the leaves are dried, saute in hot kadai till it turns crispy. Then powder it fine.
Dry roast the ajwain and cumin seeds. Then after cooling, powder it fine. Add hing to this powder.
Wash and clean the prawns. Drain it in a colander.
Then mix in all the masala to the prawns and make sure it gets coated well. Rest it aside for 10 mins.
Then heat oil in a kadai. Gently drop in the coated prawns and fry.
When the prawns are fried, sprinkle the powder on it and mix well.
Add fried curry leaves to the final dish.
Big prawns will be good for this fry. The prawns will have to be well coated with the masala.
Deep frying will surely make this very good. However we did shallow frying.
This goes for the September Week 2, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group.