How to make Parsi Shrimp Cakes -

Crusty deep fried shrimp balls.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Shrimps (श्रिंप/ छोटे झींगे), Bread (ब्रेड)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Parsi Shrimp Cakes

Parsi Shrimp Cakes Recipe Card


Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Parsi Shrimp Cakes Recipe

  • Shrimps cooked 2 cups

  • Bread soaked 2 slices

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic 6 cloves

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Egg 1

  • Bread crumbs dry 1/2 cup

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Blend shrimps, green chillies, garlic, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt into a coarse paste. Transfer mixture into a bowl. Add onions, egg and chopped coriander.

Step 2

Remove bread from water and squeeze dry. Add this to the shrimp mixture and mix thoroughly. Divide mixture into twelve balls. Roll each ball in breadcrumbs to get an even coating.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry balls on medium heat until golden brown. Remove, drain onto an absorbent paper and serve hot.

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