Spicy Prawn Bites
There is a growing preference for non-deep fried short eats and starters. These tasty bites are easy and quick to make. The prawn mixture may be prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Course: Snack, Starter
- Oil 1 tablespoon
- Onion 1 small
- Ginger 1 teaspoon, minced
- Green chillies
- Chilli powder
- Turmeric powder
- Peeled prawns or shrimps 150gm, chopped roughly
- All-purpose flour (Maida) ½ cup
- Baking powder ½ teaspoon
- Egg 1 small, lightly beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Oil to cook the prawn bites
Finely chop onion, ginger, garlic, green chilies and coriander leaves. (I use the chutney jar of my Panasonic Super Mixer Grinder)
Heat the oil in a fry pan. Add the minced ingredients and fry till aromatic. Add chilli and turmeric powders, fry for few seconds. Add the prawns and salt, cook stirring for 15-20 seconds and remove from fire. Leave aside to cool.
Combine the flour with baking powder, salt and pepper. Add the egg and enough water to make a batter of thick pouring consistency. Cover and leave aside for ½-1 hour.
Add the prawn mixture to the batter and mix well.
Place a non-stick gulliappa or paddu pan on stove at moderate heat. Pour ¼ teaspoon of oil in each cup of the pan. Pour about a tablespoon of batter in each cup and drizzle some oil over it. Lower the heat and cook till the underside is golden brown. Turn them over and cook the other side till golden brown as well. Serve with a chutney or dip of your choice.
Note: Avoid cooking the prawn bites on high heat, as it causes them to brown before the insides are properly cooked.