Fried Smoky Prawns

Spicy prawns with smoky flavour

Recipe by Nazia Irfan of Mumbai, IN

You'll love it with just rice and dal. Smoking adds that unique flavor to the dish

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 kg shrimps
    • 6-7 garlic cloves
    • 5-6 pieces of kokam (soaked in water for half an hour)
    • 10 dry red chillies (soaked in water for half an hour)
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • salt
    • oil
    • 1-2 pieces of coal


    1. Clean, de-vein and wash  the shrimps.Keep in the strainer so that the water is dried completely.
    2. Grind together garlic,dry red chillies and kokam to a thick paste.
    3. Add salt and turmeric powder.
    4. Now marinate this masala to the shrimps for some time.1 hour is enough.
    5. Heat oil in a pan.Add the marinated shrimps and let it fry.
    6. As its being fried, burn the coal.
    7. After the shrimps are done turn off the flame. Make a small container out of foil paper or you can take a small steel container, keep it in the middle of the pan. Put the burnt coal in the container and add a few drops of oil on the coal. As soon as you put in drops of oil cover the pan with a lid so that the smoke does not escape from the pan.
    8. Remove the lid after some time.
    9. Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve.