When buying prawns make sure it has a pleasant aroma. Prawns should smell fresh, like the ocean. They should never smell like sulphur (past their prime) or chlorine.

Remember you should not overcook your prawns or they will end up dry and tough. You want something that is juicy and yet just cooked.


300 gm medium prawns

3 curry leaves (sliced thinly)

3 chilli padi (sliced thinly)

2 tbsp butter

a pinch of salt, pepper and sugar

3-4 tbsp nestum cereal


1. Clean the prawns .Trim off a bit of the head and tail. Season with with salt, pepper and sugar.

2. Heat butter in a wok.

3. Fry the prawns till cooked. Remove and drain the prawns.

4. In the same wok with some butter in it, add chilli padi and curry leaves. Stir fry till fragrant.

5. Add prawns and mix well. Add the nestum cereal. Serve hot with rice.

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