Spicy Fried Prawn

Prawns fried with some basic spices make an ideal accompaniment to a drink. It can be cooked very quickly and needs some basic ingredients.


Spicy fried prawn

Spicy fried prawn

  • Things needed :
  1. Prawns – peeled and deveined : 300 g
  2. Onions – 2 medium : chopped thinly
  3. Green chilies – 2 : slit lengthwise
  4. Garlic cloves – 4-5 : chopped thinly
  5. Red chilli flakes or coarsely ground red chilli – 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  7. Salt – as needed
  8. Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Method :
  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and add the finely chopped garlic. Fry till they become light brown
  2. Add onion and fry for another 3-4 minutes until onions become golden
  3. Add washed, peeled and deveined prawns in there and sauté for 4-5 minutes
  4. Add salt, chilli flakes/coarsely ground red chilli, turmeric powder and mix well
  5. Don’t add water and stir now and then to avoid sticking to the bottom of the frying pan. Continue until prawns are cooked

Remove from heat and enjoy with your choice of drink! 🙂


Onion and White Poppy Seeds curry ( Peyaj Posto )

I’m a great fan of white poppy seeds. When used with the right ingredients it can deliver wonderful dishes. Previously I posted about “Chicken with white poppy seeds” . In my next series of posts I will write about dishes with white poppy seeds. To start with let’s cook onion with white poppy seeds. Please don’t try these with black poppy seeds because black poppy seeds are bitter in taste and so the dishes will be ruined.

Step 1 - Fry onions

Step 1 – Fry onions

Onion with white poppy seeds

Onion with white poppy seeds

  • Ingredients :
  1. Onion – 6 ( medium ) : chopped into thin and small pieces
  2. Green chilies – 5
  3. White poppy seeds – 5 tbsp
  4. Turmeric Paste – 1 tsp. If using turmeric powder use 1/2 tsp. I love to make my own turmeric paste with raw turmeric which gives it a very original flavour. You can always use turmeric powder though if you don’t want to go through all the grinding manoeuvre , which will yellow-up your hands ( which is very hygienic though! ) and grinding pot
  5. Salt – as needed
  6. Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Method :
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Throw in the chopped onions. Fry till they become somewhat golden brown or golden. This may take 7-8 minutes, but always be careful not to burn or overcook the onions
  2. In the meantime, grind white poppy seeds with two green chilies and 4-5 tbsp of water. Do not add extra water if you feel that the paste will become very runny. Don’t make a fine paste, let it be bit coarse ( this is important! The coarse paste will add texture and enhanced taste to the food )
  3. Chop the remaining 3 green chilies into ringlets and add with the onions
  4. Add the paste to the pan with onions and mix well. Add salt and cook for 7-8 minute
  5. Stir occasionaly to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan. Be careful not to burn the whole thing
  6. Remove from heat and serve with hot boiled rice

Happy Cooking! 🙂