Prawns Vada

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

This delicious, non-vegetarian, deep-fried side dish of Prawns Vada is the perfect accompaniment to hot tea on a cold winter evening! Also known as Chemmeen Vada, Prawns Vada is an easy to make recipe and this crispy snack is guaranteed to be loved by the young and the old alike.

One needs to flag off the process by washing, cleaning and deveining the prawns, and then draining out the water completely and wiping them well with a towel or napkin. Mix grated coconut, chopped green chillies, a ½-inch chopped ginger piece, shallots, pepper powder, salt, lemon juice, and a chopped spring of curry leaves and pulse them into a rough mixture in the mixer. Next, divide up the prawns into 8-10 pieces, make them into smooth, round balls, flatten them and then roll them in one-third a cup of breadcrumbs. Once the oil in the pan is heated, reduce the heat and deep fry the flattened prawn balls slowly until they assume a golden-brown colour and crisp up on both sides. Drain out the oil and set the fried prawns aside for 5 minutes. Your prawns are ready to be eaten hot! You could even serve them with a garlic, mint or green chutney to add an interesting twist to the dish.

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  • 225 g - prawns
  • 3 tbsp - grated coconut
  • 2 - green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece - ginger, chopped
  • 6 - shallots, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp - pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - lemon juice
  • 1 sprig - curry leaves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup - breadcrumbs
  • 200 ml - cooking oil (to Deep Fried)

How to Make Prawns Vada

  • Wash, clean and devein prawns. Drain out water completely and wipe well with a kitchen towel.
  • Transfer all the ingredients (except breadcrumbs and oil) to a mixer and pulse Do not add water when making paste. It should be a rough mixture.
  • Divide the prawns mixture into 8 - 10 parts, make round balls, flatten it and roll in breadcrumbs.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan / kadai. Reduce the heat to medium and Deep Fried the flattened prawn tikkis until golden brown colour and crisp on both the sides .
  • Drain out oil and place on kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.
  • Serve as a starter.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World