Friday, April 9, 2010

Prawn fry

Prawns – 250 gms

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Shallot paste – 1 tbsp
Garlic paste – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves

Onions – 1 large, cubed
Tomatoes – 1, cubed
Green chillies – 4/5, slit
Curry leaves
Soy sauce – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1 pinch
Monosodium glutamate – 1 pinch
Oil – 1½ tbsp
Salt – ½ tsp

Mix the ingredients for the marinade, apply it to the prawns and marinate for 2 hours.
Boil the prawns in the marinade until the water content is reduced.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry the boiled prawns for about 5 minutes and remove them from the pan.
In the same oil, add onions and green chillies. When onions turn transparent, add tomatoes and curry leaves.
Add soy sauce, sugar, monosodium glutamate and salt, and mix well. Now add the prawns and sauté well. Take off the stove.


  1. Loved this recipe! Curry Leaves and Soy Suace, Turmeric and MSG!
    But why the MSG in many such curries? Does it enhance the flavour?
    Is their a major difference in taste when you use/omit it?

  2. Yes, MSG enhances the flavor and there's a notable difference.

  3. Thanks S! I will use this next time.