Spicy prawns dry recipe

Preparation Time : 15 min Marination Time : 3 hrs Cooking Time : 20 min Serves : 4

Spicy prawns dry is a south Indian delicious side dish or an easy to make appetizer, prepared by marinating prawns, shallow fried with little oil and seasoned with flavorful spices with yogurt and tomato sauce which makes a mouth watering dish to serve as a side dish or as an appetizer.


For marination –

Prawns – 750 gm

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp


Corn flour – 3 tbs

All purpose flour – 1 1/2 tbs

Lemon juice – 2 tsp

For seasoning –

Curry leaves – 2 springs

Dry chilies – 3 no’s broken into small pieces

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Kasuri methi – 1 tsp

Tomato sauce/tomato ketchup – 2 tbs (more or less adjust to your taste)

Yogurt – 4 tbs

Salt to taste





  • Step – 1

Remove the shell of the prawns, devein it, drain the water in it, add it to a bowl, add turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice to marinate, toss it well and set aside to marination for 3 hrs.

  • Step – 2

After marination, Add corn flour and all purpose flour, mix with the prawns, add/ sprinkle little water if necessary, shallow fry prawns with little oil until done, in two or 3 batches, drain the oil, Put shallow fried prawns on a kitchen towel to absorb the excess oil in it.


Keep all the ingredients handy to season it.

  • Step – 3


Mix all the dry spice powders with yogurt to a paste and keep ready.

  • Step – 4


Heat little oil in a pan, when it is hot add curry leaves, chilies and ginger garlic paste, fry until raw smell evaporates from it.


Add prepared yogurt paste into, fry until oil separates from the edges,


When the mixture thickens to a thick in consistency, add tomato sauce/tomato ketchup, combine , fry for a while,


Add shallow fried prawns into the mixture, toss it well until the mixture coats to prawns properly. Remove from the flame


Garnish with chopped coriander.


Enjoy Spicy prawns dry as a side dish or as an appetizer.


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