Sindhi Style Prawn Fry

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani Cuisine
Servings 4


  • 1/4 cup oil canola, sunflower or vegetable
  • ½ lb. shrimp or prawn pre-cooked and thawed
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ yellow onion thinly sliced in half rings
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 bird eye’s chilies finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped


  • Heat ¼ cup of neutral oil in a saucepan. Add shrimp or prawn, salt, and fry for 5-7 minutes till cooked through.
  • Remove from saucepan and drain on paper towel.
  • Reheat remaining oil and add cumin seeds. Fry for 30 seconds or till aromatic.
  • Add chopped onion and fry for 5-7 minutes till limp and translucent.
  • Add crushed ginger and garlic, and fry for one minute.
  • Add ground spices and fry for one minute, till they stop smelling raw. Add a splash water to deglaze the pan if needed.
  • Add diced chilies, cilantro, and cooked shrimp/prawns. Fry and coat in the masala for a couple of minutes. Serve with roti or naan.
Keyword gluten free