How to make Yera Varuval -

Crispy pan fried prawns.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Tamarind Plup

Cuisine : Chettinad

Course : Snacks and Starters

Yera Varuval

Yera Varuval Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Yera Varuval Recipe

  • Prawns 16-20 medium

  • Tamarind Plup

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Rice flour 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tbsps + to shallow fry

  • Onion cut into rings 1 medium

  • Lemon cut into wedges 2

  • Curry leaves deep fried 10-12


Step 1

Shell, clean and wash the prawns. Drain and pat dry on a kitchen towel. Dry roast cumin seeds in a pan, cool and powder.

Step 2

Mix all the ingredients with two tablespoons of oil and marinate the prawns. Rest in the refrigerator for half an hour. Heat sufficient oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the prawns four at a time.

Step 3

Cook, turning it a couple of times for uniform cooking. Drain onto an absorbent paper. Serve hot garnished with onion rings, lemon wedges and fried curry leaves.

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