Prawn pakora

Had some leftover prawns, nicely cleaned and deveined, sitting in my freezer for more than a week. Gave it a nice marination and cooked with a medium batter coating . Served with my normal daal chowl as part of my Sunday lunch. Can be served as a snacks too.

Prawn pakora


  • Prawns – a small bowl, cleaned, shelled and deveined.
  • Onion – 2 medium, chopped finey
  • Ginger paste – a heaped tsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Salt, turmeric
  • Chopped Green chilli- as per taste, we liked it hot
  • Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – a pinch ( optional)
  • Gram flour – 2 tbsp
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • Kalo jire/nigella seeds – a pinvh
  • White oil for frying


Matinate the prawns with finely chopped onion, chopped green chilli, ginger garlic paste , salt, turmeric and cumin powder. Add the sugar too, if using.

In a bowl, take the gram flour and rice flour along with a pinch of salt and turmeric. Add water to Make a medium consistency batter and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Add the kalonji seeds too.

Heat oil in a pan. Take 1 or 2 marinated prawns with masala and dip into thr batter. Place carefully into the hot oil. Fry till golden brown.

Serve hot as a side.

Prawn pakora

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