prawn pakoda

 Ingredients

  • 500 grms prawn
  • 3 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1tsp turmeric powder
  • 2tsp red chilli powder

The batter

  • 1 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp cold water
  • oil for deep frying

Method

  1. Remove the prawn shell,leaving the tail part on and de vein the prawns and clean.
  2. Marinate the prawns in ginger garlic paste,salt,lemon juice,green chillies,turmeric powder and red chilly powder. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. In a bowl whisk cornflour,Flour,oil,egg,red chilly powder,salt ,baking powder and cold water.Adjust water to required consistency.The batter should be thick and coat the prawns.whisk until well combined and lump free,keep this aside for half an hour.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, when oil is hot,hold the marinated prawn by its tail and dip into the batter.Hold it over the batter bowl to let the excess batter drip off.
  5. fry the prawn for about five minutes or till they turn golden brown.(notice that at this point the oil will look frothy,this because of the egg in the batter)
  6. remove from oil and place on kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  7. serve with sauce.
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