Popcorn Prawns

Servings : Serves 2-3

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


  • 250gm prawns
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 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 oil

Extra Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1 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!! 🙂

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