How to make Prawn Popcorn -

Spicy ground prawns mixed with cornstarch, shaped into small balls and deep fried – so very tasty.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Prawn Popcorn

Prawn Popcorn 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 : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawn Popcorn Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 1 cup

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Garlic cloves 8-9

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Egg 1

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Light soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • Salt to taste

  • Spring onion greens diagonally sliced 1 stalk

  • Cornstarch 2-3 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Blend together garlic cloves, ginger, prawns, egg white, chilli flakes, salt, pepper powder, soy sauce, vinegar and lemon juice into a paste. Transfer in a bowl.

Step 3

Add spring onion greens and cornstarch and mix well.

Step 4

Drop small portions of prawn mixture in hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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