Era Varuval – (Prawn fry)

My mother is a native of coastal region of Nothern Tamilnadu. Here seafood is the main. She adores sea food like anything and prepares a bunch of dishes with all type of fish, prawn, dry fish etc. I shall be posting a few top hits.

Eral Varuval/ Prawn fry


Eral / Prawn – 1/4 Kg

Tomato (medium sized) – 1

Onion (medium sized) – 1

Giner garlic paste – 2 tablespoon

Sambar podi – 1 teaspoon

turmeric powder – a pinch

Salt – as per taste

Oil – 4 table spoon

How to make it?

Cut tomatoes into tiny pieces. Chop onions.

Heat oil in a kadai. Once its hot add the ginger garlic paste and fry till golden color. Add the onion and fry till its pinkish. Add the tomatoes and cook till they become mushy. Add the sambar podi, turmeric powder, salt and the prawns and cook in low flame for 7 minutes. Check often if the curry sticks to the bottom of the kadai and gently turn over the mixture using a spatula. Once the oil separates decorate with curry leaves and coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

Health Note:

Prawns are supposed to increase heat in the body. Also it creates gastric problem when eaten more. Hence the ginger garlic added should be more inorder to balance that.


8 comments on “Era Varuval – (Prawn fry)

  1. Looks great! As long as you balance and eat moderately ,we should be ok,right?:))

  2. Hi,
    haven’t seen such a recipe using sambar podi in prawns! its new to me, will try..looks yummy..

  3. Hey it looks delicious. I love the color of the curry. Prawns is my hubby’s favorite dish. I will try your version. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is my first visit to ur blog …. prawns fry look good.

  5. Hey…prawn is any form is my favourite…I love ’em 🙂

    Welcome aboard! Hope you have fun blogging…all the best 🙂
    Thanks for dropping by.

  6. Thanks for all your comments. I am feeling very happy when comments are pouring in.
    This sambar podi is the one I have given recipe in the Podi’s section. We use that wherever chilli powder is used. We never use “Chilli powder” alone. Am not sure if any other samabr podi can be substitued here.
    Thanks for your warm welcome!
    Thanks for visitng my blog.
    Actually prawns are too good for increasing hemo globin and is good for toddlers who suffer from cold. Soon will be posting a prawn soup which we used to give to kids who has cold.

  7. Tell me about it, i am from a coastal town too, can’t live without fish ! I am going to try this recipe for sure, sambar powder in the recipe is luring me to it. Good luck with your blog Nirmala.

  8. excellant taste

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