Crispy Prawns Indian Stirfry | Kurkurit Kolambi

Non Veg Snacks, Non Veg Starters, Non Vegetarian, Prawns

There is nothing like crispy, fried seafood! This versatile dish can be  an excellent appetizer when you have company over, or eaten with simple dal & rice in the maincourse. 


Prepartion Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 10 mins

Serves 4


  • 500 gm prawns, peeled & deveined. Watch my video here on how to devein prawns. 
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • garlic, chopped finely 
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • pinch of asafoetida / hinga
  • fresh lemon
  • salt to taste
  • 2 ½ tbsp oil

Marinating the prawns:

  • in a bowl, add chopped garlic
  •  add turmeric, red chilli, garam masala powder and pinch of asafoetida / hinga
  • squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • add oil and salt to taste
  • mix well and apply to the cleaned prawns from all sides
  • let it marinate for at least 15-20 mins

Frying method

  • In a frying pan, heat 2 ½ tbsp oil 
  • Add the marinated prawns
  • Fry for 2-3 mins from one side and flip them over to fry them from the other side. Make sure to flip them in 2-3 mins as overdone prawns become chewy
  • Add ½ tsp turmeric powder and mix it in the oil
  • Remove frying pan from heat
  • Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top of the fried prawns (optional)
  • Serve hot
Served best as an appetizer or even goes well with simple dal rice

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