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Andhra Prawn Fry

  • Non Veg
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 3
  • Easy



The Andhra Prawn Fry is a highlight of Andhran cuisine and has frequently been touted as a highlight of Indian seafood recipes as well. It represents the perfect marriage between the flavors of the spices used in it and the tenderness of the prawns. It takes less than half an hour to prepare but will surely leave you wanting more.

Health benefits:

  • Prawns are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which make them good for the heart.
  • They improve the cardiovascular circulation.
  • Prawns are rich in vitamin B12.
  • Prawns are rich in Serenium, which makes them helpful in preventing cancer.
  • Vitamin E in prawns helps in preventing several skin diseases.
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How to Make Andhra Prawn Fry

  1. Carefully clean and wash the prawns. Make sure you’ve properly drained the prawns afterwards.
  2. Mix the garlic and ginger paste together well.
  3. Add ¼ tbsp of red chili powder, salt and lemon juice to this paste.
  4. Marinate the prawns using this mixture.
  5. Cover them up and store at room temperature.
  6. Heat up the pan with oil.
  7. Add cumin, curry leaves and green chilies and sauté it till the leaves turn crisp.
  8. Add onions, salt and some more oil.
  9. Let this mixture simmer until they caramelize.
  10. Now add the marinated prawns and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  11. Add more red chili powder, turmeric and masala. Keep stirring for 5 more minutes.
  12. Sprinkle in some water and cook them in it until it comes to a boil.
  13. Let it simmer on a low heat flame until they turn pink.
  14. Garnish them with coriander leaves.
  15. Serve it hot.


  • There are almost 2,000 different prawn species.
  • Prawns can be found in every continent except for Antarctica.
  • Larger shrimp are known as prawns.
  • Shrimp survive by eating parasites and dead tissue of other creatures.
  • Shrimps’ life cycles vary from 9 months to 8 years.
  • Shrimps are an older cousin of both crabs and lobster.
  • Despite their physical appearance, shrimps are swimmers not crawlers.
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