Shrimp fry



  • Shrimp – 25 jumbo shrimps
  • Oil – 3 Tbsps
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 12 leaves or less
  • Onions – 1/2 an onion (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder –  less than 1/4 Tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 Tbsps
  • Chilli powder – 1 Tbsp (according to your taste)
  • Hing – half of 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – as required

Cleaning the shrimp:

  • Clean the shrimp by removing its head and tail. The black vein of the shrimp has to be removed.
  • Wash the shrimps with water 3 times.Drain the water.
  • Add turmeric powder to the shrimps and let them sit till the masala cooks.


  • Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.
  • Add the curry leaves,onions and turmeric powder.When the onions turn golden brown,add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.Wash the shrimps again before cooking.
  • Add the shrimps and cook for few minutes( overcooking the shrimp will roughen then).Add the chilli powder,hing and salt to the shrimp.Cook for 2 mins.
  • Turn off the stove and add  pepper powder to it.

Prawns(Shrimp) which are small in size tastes really good.On the other hand,jumbo shrimps are more fleshy and juicier.


3 thoughts on “Shrimp fry

  1. Ahilasamy says:

    Lovely receipes.
    I would like to try your receipes from next sunday onwards and i will comment, since May is hectic and i have no time except Sunday for cooking.
    Today i made lovely Ahil’ Mutton Fry served it Nivi and your in-laws.
    Ask them how it was.

    Regarding Shrimp Fry , do you know Kadduva Shrimp fry , it is superb and i taught to nivitha , she loves it more than me.

  2. umamithun says:

    Thanks anna.Cool….. I didn`t know that you can cook.Wow! Let me know how they turn out. I have not heard about Kadduva Shrip fry.Do share your recipes when you are free.Will try them.

  3. Ahilasamy says:

    Kaduva fry-Marinate prawns with the masala (chilli, turmeric, jeera powder- small onion paste optional ) for 15 mins. add oil to kadai , heat low flame ,add marinated prawns cover it , frequently turn it with spatulla till it is done . finally sprinkle it with coconut oil and curry leaf and serve hot

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