Shrimp Chettinad-Shrimp Sukka

Chettinad Shrimp-South Indian Shrimp Fry

This South Indian Shrimp Fry can be made in minutes, as shrimps get cooked in seconds. It goes very well with Rice, especially with Sambar Rice and Rasam rice. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Indian shrimp fry, Prawns masala fry, shrimp chettinad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 432kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 1.5 cup shrimp /prawn
  • 4 tbsp grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp salt or as required
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cooking Oil


  • Clean and wash shrimp well.
  • In a mixer jar add, garlic, grated coconut, cumin seeds, peppercorns, and coriander seeds.
  • Grind all these ingredients in mixer/blender coarsely.
  • In a pan add fennel seeds followed by cleaned shrimp.
  • Then add salt, and chili powder..cook them for about 4 min in medium flame, by stirring them occasionally..
  • Then add the ground powder, and fry for another 5 min in slow flame, till shrimp become fully cooked.
  • Serve Shrimp Chettinad with steamed rice or as appetizers..


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 2070mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 6.1mg