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Royallu Vepudu – Prawn Stir Fry

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Prawns are our family’s favorite sea-food. A few readers emailed me requesting for more sea food recipes since they find very few recipes featuring fish, prawns and crabs. The reason there are hardly any sea food recipes is because, I usually prepare sea-food for dinner (I buy the fresh catch that arrives after 2 pm) and I do not take food pictures after 5 pm. I usually shoot pictures of food in natural light.

Satish bought prawns on his way back home after his morning jog. He chanced upon a fisherman who was just back from the sea with a fresh catch of prawns. So prawns stir fry it was for lunch. My domestic help peeled and de-veined the prawns which made my life easy in the kitchen. I made two varieties of prawn stir fry, one being Indo-Chinese and the other our home style Andhra preparation which I’m featuring today.

prawn-fry

Straightforward recipe, simple preparation, few spices, incredible taste! Garam masala is an essential component of this recipe as it compliments the prawns perfectly.

Royallu Vepudu – Prawn Stir Fry Recipe

Marination: 30 mts Prep: 20 mts

Serves: 3-4 persons

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Ingredients:

500 gms de-veined prawns or shrimp

2 onions, finely sliced

2 slit green chillis

2 tsps ginger garlic paste

1 1/2 tsp red chilli pwd (adjust)

1/4 tsp turmeric pwd

1 1/4 tsp coriander pwd

1/4 tsp cumin pwd

garam masala pwd (3 cloves, 1″ cinnamon stick, 1 elaichi)

1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)

salt to taste

15-20 curry leaves

1 1/2 tbsps oil

1 Marinate the prawns in ginger garlic paste, chilli pwd, turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, lemon juice and salt for 20-30 mts.
2 Add a small cup of water to the marinated prawns and bring to a boil, reduce to medium flame cook for 4-5 mts. Turn off heat and drain the excess water.
3 Heat oil in a pan, add the sliced onions, green chillis and curry leaves and saute till the onions turn a light caramlized brown, approx 8-10 mts. Add the cooked prawns and garam masala pwd and stir fry for 3-4 mts. Adjust salt and turn off heat. Serve hot as a starter or as a stir fry with rice.

Royallu Vepudu – Prawn Stir Fry Recipe

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Prawns are our family’s favorite sea-food. A few readers emailed me requesting for more sea food recipes since they find very few recipes featuring fish, prawns and crabs. The reason there are hardly any sea food recipes is because, I usually prepare sea-food for dinner (I buy the fresh catch that arrives after 2 pm) […]

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By • May 25th, 2009 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Fry Recipes, Indian Non-Vegetarian Recipes, Indian Seafood Recipes, Indian Snacks and Starter Recipes

  • lucky

    Wow, prawns stir fry looks hmmm yummy… Going to try it out this weekend for sure..

    Infact I had tried lots of your recipes before but never left any comments…Your recipes are really tooooooooo good..

    Thanks for posting…

  • UP

    Was going to make Prawn curry…then got your email featuring this recipe. Read..cooked..and …tasted. YUMMY!

  • kovida

    This is the reason I became ur fan Sailu. You post simple and delicious recipes. My weekend won’t go without trying ur recipes.

    keep up the good work.

  • preeti

    Sailu, more than the recipe (no offense, what ever you make its usually excellent :) ) what’s exciting in this post is how Satish got the fresh shrimp and how you get fresh catch of seafood directly. I remember my childhood days in Vijayawada where we used to buy fresh shrimp that was caught just few hours earlier. But that was nearly twenty years ago and now a days all I get is farm raised shrimp. Atleast whenever I am here all I get is that. And they are just not as good. And in US its a far away dream getting a fresh catch. Now I don’t even know where my shrimp/fish comes from. So, this post kind of reminded me of my shrimpy memories! Looks like so much of what you eat is fresh and local.

    What use living in a country like US if finding local/fresh food is such a big deal! And if all that the husband talks about is vegetables! I envy you Sailu :)

    • Udaykvelaga@yahoo.com

      I agree with Preeti….getting fresh catch of any sea food is tough these days. Priorities changed in this internet age… earning money and raising kids take 95% of our time!!!
      So, where is the chance of thinking about other small pleasures???

  • shaikhmohammed

    sailujee, wonderful recipe. thanks. this recipe reminds me how i prepared tawa jinga. only one thing i added was chopped tomatoes while frying with onion and without boiling prawns. thanks once again for such a recipe.

  • http://nofrillscooking.blogspot.com sanjana

    hey prawns are looking way too yummy…………….simply delicious…………

  • http://ammascooking.blogspot.com Shreya

    Lovely looking prawns! Wish I could have them now..great yummy recipe..

  • http://www.samaithupaarkalaam.blogspot.com Kalai

    Quick and easy! Looks perfect, Sailu akka!

  • hb

    Never knew prawn recipes could be so easy. This one SHOULD be tried.

  • http://dishesfrommykitchen.blogspot.com pavithra

    Thats looking fantastic. hats of to ur photography sailu.

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    wow it looks wonderful and tempting prawns sailu …….. nice picture……..

  • Asha

    chala bagundhi
    maa intlo try chestam

  • shruti

    Wow, mouth is watering!! I am a great fan of your site. yesterday, while browsing i found a picture from your recipes in another blog. it is straight away copied from your blog!! I felt saddened and wanted to inform you.You are original and your recipes are so delicious!!

  • usha

    Sailu garu… this is just sweet torture… staring at the picture of this MARVELOUS looking royyala vepudu….. drooling to such an extent that my keyboard is drowning…….. getting nostalgic about those wonderful fresh prawns we get in our dear old Vizag with beautiful memories of me helping my mom shell and devein the prawns in our backyard……Thanks for driving me down the memory lane….

  • Jess

    Thanks for the amazing recipe. I am an American dating a guy from the Andhra region. I have been cooking Indian food way before I met him but your website has allowed me to bring some home cooked memories to his plate. I am not the biggest seafood fan but I loved this recipe and so did he. One thing I did different was I saved the liquid I boiled the shrimp in. I then added this to this to the stir fry and let it boil off. The liquid was so full of flavor I didn’t want it to go to waste! Awesome recipe, thanks a bunch.

    • srinivas

      Have a wonderful life with full of love and affection spiced with andhra-american recipes particularly from Sailu’s

      by
      Andhravaadu-andarivaadu

  • sasi

    hello sailu garu,

    We have cooked and peeled prawns available here, still do they need to be boiled and drained or straight away goes to the pan. Let me know-thanks.

    Sasi garu, you can follow the boiled and drained method which calls for the above recipe. Alternately, you could cook them directly and let the prawns cook in their own water. Cook till the water evaporates and the prawns are cooked.

  • Anqi

    Hi quite inspired by the great response! May I know how much garam masala powder to use?
    Thanks for sharing!
    /A

  • Poornima

    Hi..I made kheema curry..and royyala vepudu..chaala baga kudraayi.thanks so much.

  • sarita

    Hi Sailu

    I came upon your website accidently a year ago. Soon afterwards I have saved it under Favourites. Most mornings I click on it and always find something interesting. I have tried lots of recipes and all have turned Just Awesome.
    However most of your recipes say garam masala pwd (3 cloves, 1″ cinnamon stick, 1 elaichi)
    How does one powder such a samll qtry in mixer. Do your mash them on the stone. I put them in my dry grinder. However I get a corse powder, as the qtr is so little.

    Thanks and keep up the awesome work

    Sarita

  • http://gmail.com kaps

    Hey,

    I’m a gujrathi…pure veggi…but wanna surprise my husband..he is a telugite loves non veg food, i infact surprised him with fish fry once..now am all excited to try this one. :-)

    cheers,
    Kaps

  • swetha

    hii sailu im a great fan of urs….every weekend ill try ur recipes they are awesome…can u post bhendi prawns curry for me plsssssssss

  • Aarthi

    hi Sailu,
    I cook the prawns similarly but I add tomatoes and also MTR tomatorasam Powder. These are added after frying the onions. Once these tomatoes are fried we can add the cooked prawns and cook it for 8 minutes. Its realy yummy…

    • Deenaz

      hi sailu,
      I don’t know to cook but,i like all your recepies almost which I have gone through…when ever my mom says learn how to cook? I will not listen to her at any cost.but then,now i don’t want to worry about how to prepare the recepies…I will learn by your web site and I can try these items….
      Thank You Very Much

  • Aarthi

    hi Sailu,
    I have tried many of your recipes they are yummy and you have presended them very well. Thanks a lot. I cook the prawns similarly but I add tomatoes and also MTR tomatorasam Powder. These are added after frying the onions. Once these tomatoes are fried we can add the cooked prawns and cook it for 8 minutes. Its realy yummy…

  • Helen

    Thanks Sailu – would really appreciate the Indo-Chinese recipe also.

  • trii

    This recipe is very nice. our family enjoyed eating it. Very simple and tasty. I love sailu’s recipes and tried them often.

  • Ram

    I am actually doing it right now. We used to get fresh shrimp, when I used to live in Visakhapatnam. Now in US, no luck. I am just curious about this recipe: How do you marinate without any liquid component? Is Garlic chilli paste and lemon juice enough? Thank you.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      There is no need for an liquid as the marinade will get watery due to moisture content of shrimp. Yes, lemon juice and garlic chili paste will suffice.

      • Ram

        Thank you. That pretty much eased my concerns.

  • Bharathi

    Hey Thanks for this wonderful recipe. This came out very well…My family loves this dish.

  • Ra

    I cooked it with raw shrimp bought from Costco..
    It was awesome and all my guest like it very much.

  • Ranjitchamata

    I cooked it with raw shrimp bought from Costco..
    It was awesome and all my guest like it very much

  • Silpa Nalubolu

    Thanks so much Sailu. I love your blog and I make many dishes following your recipes… but this Shrimp fry was simply amazing. Followed your recipe with the shrimp got from costco and it was so good that even my 2 year old daughter asked for more. All these days I used to mix everything and then pressure cook.. but noticed that adds more water and doesnt taste as good as yours. I always want more gravy in my dishes so I added a tomato to it. Thanks again.

  • Silpa Nalubolu

    Thanks so much Sailu. I love your blog and I make many dishes following your recipes… but this Shrimp fry was simply amazing. Followed your recipe with the shrimp got from costco and it was so good that even my 2 year old daughter asked for more. All these days I used to mix everything and then pressure cook.. but noticed that adds more water and doesnt taste as good as yours. I always want more gravy in my dishes so I added a tomato to it. Thanks again.

  • Sadasdasd

    i just cooked in the same way and having my food..its great..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DS6XWYF7QPBXE5MHIMBWBJ526I Nagendra

    Thank you very much. I’m a guy and I’m very fond of royyala vepudu. I moved to the US recently and my taste buds were literally crying out for a good royyala vepudu. But I don’t have much experience in cooking. I finally decided to go ahead and try it out using you recipe and I’m so glad that I did. It came out really good and thanks to you. It is also very easy to make, and now I’m confident that I can make it again when I feel like it. I cannot express in words how much I’m thankful to you. Keep up the good work!!