How to make Prawns Pepper Fry -

High in flavour and too delicious, this version of prawns pepper fry is something you will want to have again and again

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Black peppercorns (काली मिर्च)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Prawns Pepper Fry

Prawns Pepper Fry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawns Pepper Fry Recipe

  • Prawns cleaned and deveined 20-25

  • Black peppercorns crushed 2-3 teaspoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Large onion sliced 1

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Curry leaves 12-14

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tata Sampann Coriander Powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Tamarind pulp 4 teaspoons

  • Coconut scraped 3 tablespoons

  • Butter cut into small cube 1


Step 1

Heat oil in a shallow non-stick pan, add onion, ginger, garlic and curry leaves, mix and saute on high heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 2

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and Tata Sampann Coriander Powder, mix well and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add prawns and salt and toss well. Add 2 tsps crushed black peppercorns and coriander leaves and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Add tamarind pulp, coconut and remaining crushed black peppercorns, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

Take the pan off the heat and transfer into a serving bowl.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.