Prawn Coconut Fry (Iraal thengai varuval)

Prawn coconut fry 2

Prawn coconut fry is a flavourful dish. Those who haven’t tried eating prawn yet, you can try this and you will like it for sure. Making this dish is very easy with simple ingredients at home. Adding coconut oil is the real magic. I personally love coconut oil flavour. And I prefer to use it in cooking wherever possible.

Prawn coconut fry (Iraal thengai varuval)

  • Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
  • Recipe Category: Sea food starter
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 15 mins
  • Serves: 3


Prawn 500 gms
Coconut pieces 2 tbsp
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Green chilli 3
Curry leaves 2 sprig
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tbsp
Coriander powder 1 ½ tbsp
Salt As needed


1. Marinate the cleaned prawns with turmeric, salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and ginger garlic paste. Keep it aside for 15 to 30 mins.

Prawn coconut fry a

2. Heat coconut oil in a pan, add slit green chillies, curry leaves and chopped coconut pieces. Fry the coconut for a while around 5 mins

Prawn coconut fry b

3. Add the marinated prawns and sauté it well for 7 to 10 mins in medium flame. Let the raw smell of the masala goes and the prawns get cooked well.

Prawn coconut fry c

Switch off the flame and serve hot with lemon wedges.

Prawn coconut fry 1


  • Clean the prawn with lemon juice and turmeric before marinating.
  • Do not replace coconut oil with any other oil for this dish.
  • Do not overcook the prawns, it will become rubbery.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Nithin... says:

    Chithi yammy dish…I like very much..


    1. Thank you Nithin 🙂


  2. Nithin... says:

    I want more dishes Chithi…


  3. Kirthi says:

    Soopperrr 🙂 More prawn recipes plz..


  4. Amudhu says:

    Looks so gud.its just tempting me to have right now☺


  5. Anonymous says:

    Looks so gud.its just tempting me to have right now☺


  6. Vanitha says:

    Thank you for posting your receipes


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