Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Spicy,Battered Prawn Fry ~ a perfect party pleaser

Imagine soft juicy prawns, enclosed in a spicy~crisp Indian styled batter. How good is that.. Yeah it was too good. The huss is a big fan of prawns and usually asks me to replicate the prawn thokku that MIL makes. Try how much, I never get that right. Mainly because I never add so much oil as she does, secondly there is this thing that they call kai pakkuvam which will take quite some time in the kitchen for me. After many failed attempts, I have started looking for new recipes with prawn and this is the first of the lot. Simple and finger-licking-ly spicy.

They make great party starters and you need just 15 mins to prepare them. Marinate the prawns and let them sit while you go about with the other preparations. When serving, dip in batter, deep fry and serve hot with your favorite dip. Yogurt-mint-coriander chutney serves best. To make them more appealing, serve them over a bed of julienne-d and assorted vegetables.

~*What U Need*~
Prawns - 1/2 kg, shelled & de-veined

For batter
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Corn flour - 2 tbsp
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as reqd

For marination
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Oil to deep fry
Toothpicks - as needed

How I Made it:
Marinate the prawns with the ingredients listed under to marinate for 30mins to 1 hr. At the time of frying, mix all the ingredients mentioned under "for batter" and bring it to dosa batter consistency (if you dip the prawns in it, it should form a coating). Heat oil till hot, dip the prawns in the batter and deep fry till done. Drain on to paper towels. Insert toothpicks and serve in platter.

Serve with dip of choice.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Delicious and mouthwatering prawns preparation.

  2. Looks perfect party appetizer, Love it.

  3. I sure would like to pop a few of those juicy prawns in my mouth! :)

  4. Delicious looking prawn fry..I am sure its a great appetizer...

  5. Absolute winner Vimitha...Love to pick all of them..

  6. OMG ! Lipsmacking...

  7. Vimitha, I am sold on your yummy prawns! I bet it will be a hit during Chinese New Year when I cook this. Yippee!!

  8. Such a pretty presentation...surely a party pleaser

  9. Really finger-licking-ly fried prawns! I want this for our weekend. I'm sure the kid would even love this, not that too spicy though. But I like it with more turmeric powder. That's one Indian spice that I truly love! :)

  10. Oh yes, I love these prawn fry! They look droolworthy!

  11. I agree a perfect party snack, I can have the whole plate!

  12. temmmmmmmmmmmpting !!! lovely recipe :)

  13. perfect starter!!!!!!!!!!!!lovely presentation!!

  14. buonissimo piatto complimenti anche per il blog molto interessante !!!!un saluto....

  15. Yummy snack love the presentation.

  16. The addition of soy sauce would have given nice taste. Like the fry vimitha.

  17. Wow!! Sounds like a delicious party snack! Love the snaps and the way you presented them Vimitha!

  18. Vimi this looks superb, party pleaser for sure :)

  19. Looks divine!!! Nice presentation ;)

  20. hi vimi,
    am not a prawn fan, but love to try this because batter coated & fried prawn is yum...

  21. yummy starter..

    ongoing event:

  22. perfectly done. they look too good Vimitha

  23. Hey..
    Thanks for this blog!!
    your prawn looking delicious.prawn pops.

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  25. had this recipe a few nights ago, I almost forgot about buying Turmeric Powder and my kids really loved it!


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