How to make Japanese Deep-fried Prawns -

Prawns deep-fried in Japanese style – a superb starter.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Egg (अंडा)

Cuisine : Japanese

Course : Snacks and Starters

Japanese Deep-fried Prawns

Japanese Deep-fried 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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Japanese Deep-fried Prawns Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 20 small

  • Egg 1

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic Powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • Paprika powder ½ teaspoon

  • Fresh bread crumbs 1 cup

  • All purpose flour ½ cup


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Put prawns in a bowl, add salt, garlic powder and pepper powder and mix well. Set aside.

Step 3

Break egg in another bowl and whisk well.

Step 4

Spread flour on a plate, add paprika powder and mix well.

Step 5

Spread breadcrumbs on another plate.

Step 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.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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