How to make Dumdar Prawns - Call it dumdar prawns or garlic-pepper prawns, they are tasty all the same.

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Dumdar Prawns

Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

For more recipes related to Dumdar Prawns checkout Yeral Varuval, Urban BBQ, Prawn Bhaja with Basil Mint Pesto, Prawn Popcorn . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chicken and Spinach Bread Pizza, Egg Nests, Bharwan Tikki, Crab Canapes.

Dumdar Prawns Recipe Card

Dumdar Prawns

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dumdar Prawns Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 16-20

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic cloves grated 8-10

  • crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Sprinkle salt and lemon juice over the prawns, mix well and set aside.

Step 2

Heat butter and oil in a non-stick pan. When the butter melts, add garlic and sauté till golden.

Step 3

Add the prawns and sauté on medium heat till the moisture dries up. Add the crushed black peppercorns and continue to sauté till the prawns are done. Take care that they are not overcooked.

Step 4

If you like it spicier you can add more crushed black peppercorns.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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