Japanese Deep-fried Prawns

Prawns deep-fried in Japanese style – a superb starter. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Japanese Deep-fried Prawns

Main Ingredients Prawns (medium), Egg
Cuisine Japanese
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Japanese Deep-fried Prawns

  • 20 small Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined
  • 1 Egg
  • to deep fry Oil
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika powder
  • 1 cup Fresh bread crumbs
  • ½ cup All purpose flour


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  2. Put prawns in a bowl, add salt, garlic powder and pepper powder and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Break egg in another bowl and whisk well.
  4. Spread flour on a plate, add paprika powder and mix well.
  5. Spread breadcrumbs on another plate.
  6. Take a prawn, dust in the flour mixture, dip in the egg, coat it in breadcrumbs and deep-fry in hot oil till crisp and golden on both the sides. Similarly prepare the rest. Drain on absorbent paper.
  7. Serve hot.