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Koliwada Prawns Recipe

Koliwada Prawns

Prawns dipped in a flavor packed batter and fried crisp. This recipe was shared by Tara Deshpande in the gourmet session at The Imperial, New Delhi. The recipe is a part of her book "A Sense for Spice". Try it at home.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Prep Time 35 mins
  • Cook Time 35 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Koliwada Prawns

  • 1/2 kg or 15 medium sized prawns
  • 600 gm skinned fish fillets
  • Vegetable oil
  • Rice flour
  • For the batter:
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper powder (substitute with kashmiri chilli)
  • 2 Tbsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • Salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 lime, juiced

How to Make Koliwada Prawns

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Shell the prawns, remove the tails if desired, de-vein and wash well. Cut the fish into cubes and wash well. Pat both dry with paper towels.
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For the batter, take a bowl and mix the cayenne pepper powder, garam masala, carom seeds, salt (to taste), coriander leaves, ginger paste, garlic paste, red food coloring and lime juice together.
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Add the seafood and coat well with the batter. Then coat each piece well in rice flour.
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Heat oil on high heat in a pot. Then reduce the heat to medium and fry each piece of seafood for 3-4 minutes till golden and cooked.
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Serve hot.
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