Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry | How to make Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry

By Bethica Das  |  4th Nov 2017  |  
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About Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry Recipe

Chettinad region in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu is known for its fiery non-vegetarian dishes. So here comes my version of a spicy and tangy Prawn Pepper Fry in a true Chettinad style. Do try this delicious recipe and relish with plain steamed rice or with any other form of rice or Indian bread.

Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry by Bethica Das is a step by step process which is best to understand for the beginners. Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry is a dish which comes from South Indian cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 4 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry takes 10 minute for the preparation and 15 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry will be the best option for you. The flavor of Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry

Ingredients to make Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry

  • 250 gms. prawns
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp, turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • pinch of fenugreek seeds
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, sliced
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp. pepper powder, coarsely ground
  • handful of coriander leaves, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lime

How to make Chettinad Prawn Pepper Fry

  1. Marinate the prawns with a pinch of salt, turmeric powder and red chili powder for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Make a paste of all the dry powdered spices (garam masala powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chili powder) except salt with some water to form a paste. Keep aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan and fry the prawns for 2-3 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Heat the remaining oil and temper with whole spices - mustard seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, asafoetida and star anise.
  4. Now add the onion, ginger, garlic, green chilies and curry leaves. Fry till light brown. Add the tomatoes and saute till it is mashed.
  5. Add the spice paste and fry till the oil separates. Add the fried prawns and salt to taste. Mix everything well and add 1/2 cup water.
  6. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on a low flame. When done, add the pepper powder, coriander leaves and lime juice. Give it a stir and serve hot with either rice or chapattis.

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