Thursday, August 16, 2012

Jhinga Masala fry(Spicy Prawn fry)

Who doesn't like prawns or shrimp? In various part of the country the talent and ideas are incorporated with different food styles. I am sharing my style and technique for making the Yum yum delicious prawns. If you get tiger prawns, it is great. You also do it with shrimp.

I remember growing up in Mumbai(Maharashtra)India, my mom used to make this style of prawn for my brother and me. My brother was a food picker. He did not care for fish at all. He did like this style prawns. God bless my brother's soul. He is R.I.P. I hope he would be proud of his sister making his favorite dish. I miss him a lot and my prayers and dish is for him.


1 pound prawns(cleaned & devined)
1/2 tblsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp fish masala
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ginger/garlic paste
salt to taste
1/2 tsp lime juice
2 tblsp canola oil

Note: Marinate all the above and keep it aside for 2-3 hrs. If you want to make prawns with a gravy add 1 tblsp plain yogurt to marinade and sautee in a pan adding onions and 2 medium tomatoes and same quantity oil

Preparation: In a medium frying. Add oil. when the oil is hot enough, add prawns one by one in batched. Please don't over crowd them. Fry on each sides 2 minutes. Don't over fry them, otherwise they will be hard. Serve hot with rice or your choice.
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