Quick and Easy: Prawn Pakoras

-- For the batter
2 lbs of pre-cooked prawns (Peeled and de-veined)
2 sprigs green onions chopped

4 or 5 green chillies chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro 

1 tbsp ginger paste
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup besan
1 tbsp chipotle sauce
1 egg whisked
1 cup water

-- For Frying
Vegetable oil

Heat the oil in a pan (should be about 1.5-2" depth till to Medium High. (You need it hot, but not smoking hot)

Grind half the prawns in a chopper/blender. Roughly chop the rest of the prawns as small as you can.
Mix all the batter ingredients together in a bowl.

Consistency should be thick, about twice as thick as pancake batter.

Drop little balls of the batter into the oil. Fry until golden brown all over. Drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle with a little chaat masala if you have it. (optional), and serve hot with a spicy chutney of your choice.

--- Substitutions and aka:

  • Besan - also called chick pea flour. If you cannot find it, you can use a mix of cornflour and flour. However, you will need about 1/3 cup instead of the 1/2 cup. 
  • Cilantro - otherwise known as coriander leaves. 
  • Green chillies - You can substitute jalapeƱos instead. Also you can control the heat factor by adjusting the number of chillies to taste. 
  • Chipotle Sauce - Use Worcestershire instead if you have that in your fridge. 
  • Vegetable Oil - you can substitute a light olive oil instead if you prefer. 


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