Crispy Fried Restaurant Style Kerala Prawns

Crispy Fried 
Restaurant Style Kerala Prawns

Howdy folks! Long time.. I know that you might have noticed my absence by now. Somehow I wanted to take sometime off from gadgets and social media as I were already going through a lot of turmoil..
But hey look who's all grown up.. Lil miss Huda is all ready to start school more than ever due to the lock down situation and these past days have been super hectic for me. I have been taking it slowly. It is super mad and crazy, being an owl myself who gets little to no sleep at night has to wake myself up and lil miss Huda for.... School 🚸 E-learning 🥺 getting up early in the morning just to sit in front of the laptop is truly annoying and tiring, since it isn't just tlyou trying to be attentive, you have to keep her active and attentive too. And I get cranky the whole day. 

Even though I have been experimenting in my kitchen, this e-learning booth (ghost) that has been keeping me on my nerves doesn't give me a chance to film or click pics. Anyhoo.. Long story short, basically I have been trying to get into this new e-learning phase of life. Once I get on track I can't wait to share my recent experiments with you guys.

Now let's talk about the dish served here today, it's my favorite restaurant Style Crispy fried prawns. This method can be basically followed for any small seafood which includes natholi/ nethel (anchovies), prawns, squid etc. The recipe basically helps you to retain the crispness along with its juicy flavors. I have always loved to devour natholi/prawns for meals (rice, curry and other sides with either of these Crispy seafood sides) and ever since I wanted to replicate the same from home. Other than the cleaning and deveining of prawns, the cooking part is the best, it takes no more than 5 minutes in total for medium sized prawns.

The prawns are cleaned and marinated in a Masala that contain garlic paste, Turmeric powder, chilli powder, a dash of Maida and corn flour and fried to perfection in coconut oil. Drooling much? Without further a do, let's get started! 😍

Ingredients :

  • 250 gms cleaned and deviened prawns 
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder 
  • 1 tbsp Corn flour
  • 1 tsp Maida
  • Roughly chopped curry leaves 
  • Salt, as required 
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions :

  1. Marinate the ingredients with the cleaned prawns and allow to marinate for 15 minutes. 
  2. In a kadai, heat coconut oil and fry the coated prawns for 3 minutes each side and no more.
  3. Drain oil from the fried prawns and serve immediately. Tastes best and crispier when piping hot!

  • The marination might look a little off red due to cornflour, but once you drop them in oil, the color of the prawns change to red immediately.
  • For larger prawns, increase frying time to 2 minutes extra. 
  • Add adequate amount of salt to bring out the best of flavors 
  • The ingredients might sound minimal but allow seafood to play its own magic and you won't regret! 😋 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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