Quail egg with spicy prawns

Quail egg with spicy prawns

Here is a simple and unique recipe of quail egg with prawns, which makes an amazing side dish for rice, chappathi, pathiri or appam.


1/2 kg medium sized prawns (cleaned)

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp chilli powder

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

Salt as required

Coconut oil as required

3/4 cup shallots (sliced)

3/4 cup onions (sliced)

1 tsp ginger (finely chopped)

1 tsp garlic (finely chopped)

1 tsp green chillies (finely chopped)

1 tbsp carrot (finely chopped)

1/2 cup tomatoes (diced)

1 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp black pepper powder

1 tsp garam masala

8 quail eggs

1/4 tsp fennel seeds

1/4 tsp fenugreek

Coriander and curry leaves as required


Marinate the cleaned prawns with turmeric powder, chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt as per taste

Heat oil in a pan

Fry the marinated prawns

In the same pan, heat some more oil if required

Fry the quail eggs (bull's eye) without breaking the yolk

Keep it aside and sprinkle a pinch of salt on top

Heat oil in a wok

Add fennel and fenugreek seeds

When it pops, add finely chopped ginger, and garlic

Sauté well

Add green chillies, onions, shallots, and carrot

Sauté well

Add tomatoes, coriander powder, pepper powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, garam masala, and salt as required

Roast well

Add coriander and curry leaves

Mix well

Add the previously fried prawns

Pour some water

Cook well with the lid on

In a flat dish, serve the prawn masala

Place the fried eggs on top

Garnish with coriander and curry leaves

While serving, a fried egg too should be served in a plate along with some prawn masala

This dish which tastes incredible is visually appetizing as well.

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