Prawn fry recipe is a seafood dish to try out and prawns fry is shallow fried in a little bit of oil and I must say the recipe turned out amazing. I basically, try my hands at fish and when I tried my hands on making prawn fry I was amazed at its taste. Therefore, I decided to share this seafood recipe with my blog readers to try it out and share it with your family and friends.
Also do try prawn curry, fish fry masala, fish curry and fish pulusu, masala fish, apollo fish from my blog for more seafood recipes.
- About the recipe
- Health benefits of eating prawns
- Cleaning the intestinal area
- Step by step procedure
About the recipe
Prawn fry recipe or royyala vepudu is a shallow stir fry simple dish with the basic spices and it’s an instant dish that can be made in few minutes. But, the most important point in making a prawn recipe is cleaning and deveining the prawns.
Freshness of the prawns:
- Prawns too are seafood like fish and it cannot sustain for a long time if kept at room temperatures. They perish soon and they start smelling with bad odour if stored at room temperature.
- Consume them fresh by cooking them or store the cleaned prawns at an extremely cold temperature such as deep freezers in the fridge which help keep the uncooked prawns remain fresh for at least 3-4 days without break in the power supply.
- Consume prawns as soon as cooked as they can last only for few hours to room temperature and the cooked prawns begin to smell as time passes and the reason is they cannot withstand the room temperature.
The prawn recipes don’t require lots of time and are quite simple dishes. There are lots of videos available on the procedure to clean prawns.
Extracting the vein is quite important in cleaning prawns for prawn fry. Seafood is mostly prepared in coastal regions and is most loved by the Bengal region as well as the South Indian regions.
Health benefits of eating prawns
- Including prawns in the diet gives many good benefits such as it has a high amount of Vitamin E which is quite beneficial for the skin as Vitamin E promotes healthy skin and gives a fresh glow and youthfulness to the skin.
- Prawns have a high amount of omega 3 fatty acids which help in reducing cardiovascular problems and increases in maintaining good heart conditions.
- It supports building a strong immune system, improving bone health, it also has a good amount of vitamin b12 which can improve iron deficiency and helps those suffering from anaemic conditions.
Fish and prawns are the common seafood dishes that most people across the country prefer. Prawns can also be called shrimp or shrimps and are so delicate in handling and touching.
Cleaning the intestinal area
- All the prawns have a long line that is black in colour which is basically the intestinal tract and just giving an incision and pulling the black line out gives us a clean prawn.
- Sometimes, prawns with shells can be difficult to clean but there are many sources available online that direct on the procedure for removing the shells and cleaning prawns.
- Many tend to cook prawns without cleaning and removing the intestinal tract as it is not extremely harmful but I would suggest removing them as it contains all the impurities which may affect in the long run with regular consumption.
- One needs to master the art of deveining it, then they can be made in no time.
Use stir fried prawns as a starter or eat it along with dal rice… Making Prawns in various forms such as stir-frying, steaming, gravy varieties, curries is also a good option etc…
The rainy season is the best time to make seafood as the wonderful and pleasant weather increases our craving to make amazing seafood recipes like fish fry or prawn fry or their curries.
Also read: Pork Stir Fry | Family Cuisine
Let us learn to make this simple and yummy dish of prawn fry with detailed steps along with the video recipe…
Cleaning the prawns: Run a small sharp knife down the back of the prawn, and pull the meat apart enough to expose the vein. Pull the end of the vein up with the tip of the knife, grab it with your fingers and pull it off.
Step by step procedure
- Clean and devein the prawns wash them well with water and drain the excess water. In a bowl, add the prawns. It is always a better idea to drain off the excess water in prawns when washed by allowing them to sit in a strainer for a while.
- Add salt to taste as per the requirement as different salts give the different intensity of salt flavour.
- Add ginger-garlic paste. Freshly homemade ginger garlic paste is best as it gives the best aroma and flavour.
- Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
- Add roasted coriander seeds powder. If required one can even add cumin powder as cumin enhances the taste.
- Mix the whole mixture well so that the prawns get coated well with the masala.
- Rest the mixture in the refrigerator and marinate it for about 5 – 10 minutes.
- Take a frying wok, add oil and heat it.
- Add the prawns into the heated oil.
- Stir the mixture well with the oil and stir it delicately.
- Add fresh curry leaves into the cooking prawns.
- Give a nice mix.
- Cook the prawns for about 10 -15 minutes and give a stir in between.
- Prawns fry is done.
- Sprinkle with lemon juice over it which balances the flavour of the slightly sweet flavour of the stir-fried prawns.
- Garnish it with coriander leaves.
- Ready to be served with dal rice or can be eaten plain…
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