How to make Yeral Varuval - Prawns cooked with tangy masala.

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Tamarind pulp (इमली का पल्प )

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Yeral Varuval

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 Yeral Varuval checkout Dumdar Prawns, Urban BBQ, Prawn Bhaja with Basil Mint Pesto, Prawn Popcorn . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Almond Tea Cakes, Eggs in Mustard Sauce, Cheesy Garlic Bread, Spinach and Feta Quesadillas.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Yeral Varuval Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 12-16

  • Tamarind pulp 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Onion paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Rice flour 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 5-6 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Combine onion, garlic and ginger pastes, with tamarind pulp, turmeric, roasted cumin and red chilli powders. Add salt and rice flour and mix well.

Step 2

Add 1 tbsp oil and mix well. Add prawns and mix well. Keep in a refrigerator for 10 minutes to marinate. Heat the remaining oil in a non stick frying pan.

Step 3

Add the marinated prawns, one by one. Cook for 1 minute on high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Increase the heat to high and cook for half a minute. This way the prawns will cook well and remain juicy.

Step 5

Add curry leaves and lemon juice. Mix well and serve hot.