Popcorn Prawns

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Serves 2-3

Crispy and UTTERLY delicious...this yummy dish goes beautifully with fries and a dip.

1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
red chili powder
1/2 tsp
black pepper powder
1/2 tsp
paprika powder
a pinch of
tandoori masala
1/4 tsp
cumin powder
1 tsp
lemon juice
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
1 tsp
Extra Ingredients
1/2 cup
self-rising flour
1/4 tsp
a pinch of
black pepper
egg beaten 1 tsp water

First, marinate the prawns for half an hour in the ingredients mentioned in the first ingredients list.

Prepare 2 plates, one with the self-rising flour, salt and pepper and the other plate with the beaten egg.

One at a time, roll the prawns in the flour, then dip them in the egg, then roll them once more in the flour with a gentle hand. This normally can get messy but once you get going, it doesn't take long. Finish dipping and rolling all the prawns and set them on a tray or plate.

Heat oil in a pan, then deep fry them in batches at medium heat until golden and crispy. Do not over-fry as prawns harden if over-cooked.

Drain on tissues/kitchen towels. Serve with fries and a dip!! :)


Hi Fauzia di am ur great fan....I am in totally love with ur recipes..... We don't get paprika powder in chennai ( India ) ,what can be done for that?

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Hi and thank you Sandy! You can use red chilli powder with some red food colouring. Adjust spice to your taste as most paprika powders are very mild whereas chilli powder could be hotter in taste.

Can u please tell me what is self -rising flour?

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Flour which has baking powder added to it. Here is a note on how to make it at home: SR Flour

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I hve tried ur popcorn prawns it turned out yummmm but d coating got separate from d prawns plz help

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W/Salaam, make sure to coat them well and then place them on a plate to rest for a few minutes just to make sure the coating sticks before frying. That should help.

Slm Fauzia, great recipes Mashallah!! Just wanted to ask I want to try this recipe with chicken rather then prawns, would that be ok?
Also, would I be able to bake the popcorn chicken rather ten deep fry please? Would appreciate a quick response as I've got the chicken ready in the fridge. Jzk so much x

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W/Salaam, yes that is fine. And yes you can bake them but the results are better when fried. :)

Assalamu alaikum fouzia...marinate means ?

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W/Salaam, allow to rest in those ingredients for the specified time.

This turned out AWESOME! It tasted so unbelievably professional! :)