Prawn Pepper Fry or the Chettinad Eral Varuval is another of the seafood recipes from the cuisine of Chettinad. Made with typical chettinad spices, this is as easy and simple as it can be.
Eral means prawns in tamil and varuval means fried item and hence the name of my dish. Though more often I only hear eraa instead of eral when the fish sellers call out in the streets of Chennai. Or did I have a hearing problem???
When we talk of the chettinad, a famous cuisine from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, you think spice. Nothing can come close to the variation of spices used in their food.
The chettinad cuisine has a predominant use of fennel, black pepper, coriander seeds among other spices. Altogether they bring out a nice aroma, texture and flavor to any non veg dish.
By now you must have knows my love for the south indian cuisine and in particular the tamil cuisine, staying true to the place that I was brought up in, tamil nadu.
The Chettinad Eral Varuval or the prawn pepper fry are pretty famous in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. You will find it at most restaurants that serve non – veg.
As we cannot eat the non – veg outside in Chennai, unless they have halaal meat there, but with sea food it is different story. We can definitely have it at any place in Tamil Nadu. And with Chennai being a coastal city we get the most fresh sea food there. And this Chettinad eral varuval or the prawn pepper fry is no different either.
Made with the typical chettinad spices, the chettinad eral varuval or the prawn pepper fry recipe is very, very tasty. As the seafood gets cooked very fast, it will be very easy process to make this dish too.
Let’s get started with the Prawn Pepper Fry or the Chettinad Eral Varuval
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