How to make Fire Cracker Prawns -

Prawn wontons, so called because they are fiery hot and absolutely delicious.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga), Red curry paste (रेड करी पेस्ट)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Fire Cracker Prawns

Fire Cracker Prawns Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fire Cracker Prawns Recipe

  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) peeled and deveined, with tails intact 8

  • Red curry paste 1 tablespoon

  • Fish sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Wonton wrappers 8

  • Basil leaves as required

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Peanuts roasted, chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Place prawns on their sides and cut two slits through the underbelly of each prawn: the first slit about half an inch from the head and the other about half an inch from the first slit. This will prevent the prawns from curling while cooking.

Step 2

Mix together red curry paste, fish sauce and salt in a shallow dish.

Step 3

Add prawns and mix so that they are well coated with the paste. Cover and leave to marinate for half an hour.

Step 4

Place a prawn, slit side down, on the wrapper, with the tail projecting from the folded end. Place one basil leaf over the prawn and put half teaspoon roasted chopped peanut. Fold the bottom corner over the other end of the prawn.

Step 5

Fold the remaining sides of the wrapper over to make a tight roll.

Step 6

Heat oil in a wok and deep-fry the prawns till golden brown and cooked through. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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