How to make Prawn Koliwada -

Batter fried prawns.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Street Food.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Prawn Koliwada

Prawn Koliwada 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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Prawn Koliwada Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) peeled and deveined 16-18

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/2 cup

  • Cumin powder roasted 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoon

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Make a thick batter with the gram flour, roasted cumin powder, chilli powder, salt, ginger paste, garlic paste, yogurt and two tablespoons of water.

Step 2

Marinate the prawns in the batter for half an hour. Heat the oil in a kadai and deep-fry the prawns till crisp on the outside. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot, sprinkled with chaat masala and lemon juice.

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