Fresh raw prawns 500 Gms
Onions 2 large
Chilli powder 1 tablespoons
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoons
Salt to taste
Remove shell and heads, clean and wash prawns.
Mix the prawns with salt, turmeric powder and set aside for 15 minutes.
In the mean time, slice onions thinly.
Heat the frying pan and fry the onions in oil until soft.
Drain and remove the onions and save.
In the same pan in hot oil, fry the prawns for 3 minutes without stirring.
Then stir and fry further until prawns are soft and firm.
Now add the fried onions and chilli powder and salt if necessary and fry in low heat further until onions have become crispy.
Stir intermittently. Drain from oil and serve.
1) Some people do not add onion slices but just fry the prawns with turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt in oil.
2) Still some others fry the prawns first until firm and then add the sliced onions and fry further. When the onions are soft add the chilli, turmeric powders and salt and mix and fry until crispier. Here the timing must be correct else prawns or onions may be fried too much.
Raw shelled prawns 200 Gms
Onions 1 medium
Potato 100 Gms
Green Chillies 3
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Dice onions and cut green chillies into small pieces.
Separate the egg white and yolk and save both.
Clean and wash prawns, mix with turmeric powder, salt and cook them in little water until they are soft and firm, do not overcook.
Grind this to a coarse consistency or cut into very small pieces.
Peel, clean and cut potato into cubes, boil in water and mash finely.
In a pan with little oil, fry diced onions until golden and add chopped green chillies and fry until chillies are soft.
Add the ground prawn, the egg yolk, stir and cook until the egg is well cooked.
Add potato mash and stir and mix well. Add salt if necessary. Set aside to cool.
Beat the egg white until it froths.
Make lime sized balls out of the prawn mixture, compress well and dip these in the egg white, coat with bread crumbs.
Deep fry in hot oil until crumbs are golden brown.
Drain and remove. Serve hot.
Serve with: on its own or with sauce or with rice and curry.