Prawn Pakora
Prawn Pakora
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Prawn pakora is a delicious Indian appetizer made by coating fresh prawns in a spiced chickpea flour batter and deep-frying until golden and crispy. It's a popular dish known for its crunchy texture and flavorful taste.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 200 g Prawns peeled and deveined
  • 100 g Gram Flour
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Ginger grated
  • 1 Coriander chopped
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Water as needed


  • In a mixing bowl, combine gram flour, ground turmeric, ground cumin, chilli powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add minced garlic, grated ginger, chopped onion, and chopped fresh coriander to the bowl.
  • Gradually add water to the mixture, stirring continuously, until you achieve a smooth batter consistency.
  • Fold in the peeled and deveined prawns, ensuring they are well coated with the batter.
  • Allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, carefully drop spoonfuls of the prawn and batter mixture into the hot oil.
  • Fry the pakoras until they turn golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Remove the pakoras from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain excess oil on kitchen paper.
  • Serve hot with your favourite dipping sauce or chutney.

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