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Konju varuthathu / Pan fried scampi kerala style

Konju Varuthathu / Pan fried scampi kerala style

Konju Varuthathu / Pan fried scampi kerala style One of the famous kerala delicacy!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword: Konju varuthathu, scampi kerala style
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Sumith Babu
Cost: £ 10


  • 250 gms Raw prawns clean, de-vain with tails on
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 whole egg
  • vegetable oil for shallow frying
  • salt to taste
  • lemon wedge for garnish


  • Mix the prawns with a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of lemon juice and set aside.

  • Mix together remaining lemon juice, garlic pulp, turmeric, chilli powder, ground fennel, ground cumin, egg and salt to taste.

  • Marinate the prawns in the mixture and leave for at least half an hour.

  • Pan fry the prawns in the oil for about 5- 10 minutes until cooked.

  • Serve hot with lemon wedge garnish.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg