Andhra prawn fry - Dum Biryani House

Andhra prawn fry

  • serving 4 as a starter
  • Easy

Chef Dhruv Mittal shares Hyderabadi recipes from the menu at DUM Biryani House in London. These gluten free Andhra fried prawns are packed with fresh and zesty flavours. This dish is low in calories and a great dinner party starter


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • king prawns 250g, raw, shelled


  • ginger paste 1 tsp
  • garlic paste 1 tsp
  • ground turmeric 1 tsp
  • chilli powder 1 tsp
  • lemon juice 1 tsp
  • sea salt 1/2 tsp


  • vegetable oil for frying
  • mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • curry leaves 10
  • ginger 3cm piece, finely chopped
  • green chilli 1, finely chopped
  • coconut milk 1 tbsp
  • lemon juice 1 tsp
  • desiccated coconut 1 tbsp
  • coriander chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • lime 1, wedged to serve


  • Step 1

    Put all of the marinade ingredients into a bowl with the prawns and stir gently. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.

  • Step 3

    Fry for 30 seconds then add the chopped ginger and chilli.

  • Step 4

    After 1 minute add the prawns and marinade, and fry gently for 4-5 minutes until the prawns are just cooked through.

  • Step 5

    Mix in the coconut milk, bring to a boil then remove the pan from the heat and add the lemon juice.

  • Step 6

    Serve sprinkled with coconut and coriander, and lime wedges for squeezing.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 113
  • Fat 6.6g
  • Saturates 2.9g
  • Carbs 0.9g
  • Sugars 0.5g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 11.9g
  • Salt 1g