How to make Chinese Style Fried Prawns - Prawns deep-fried dipped in Chinese style batter and served with a dipping sauce.

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chinese Style Fried Prawns Recipe Card

Chinese Style Fried Prawns

Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

For more recipes related to Chinese Style Fried Prawns checkout Kala Jhinga, Garlic And Hazelnut Crusted Prawns, Fish Pie, Chao Tom . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Oats Chocolate Chip Waffle, Potato Chips and Sev Omelette, Spiced Chicken Bites, Onion Rings.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chinese Style Fried Prawns Recipe

  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) 12-16

  • Refined flour (maida) ¾ cup

  • Garlic paste 1½ teaspoons

  • Oyster sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • White pepper powder ½ teaspoon

  • Red chilli flakes ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch ½ cup

  • Baking powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • For dipping sauce -

  • Soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli flakes ½ teaspoon


Step 1

Wash, remove shell and de-vein the prawns retaining their tails. Pat prawns thoroughly dry with an absorbent paper.

Step 2

Mix garlic paste, oyster sauce, lemon juice, soy sauce, white pepper powder, red chilli flakes and salt in a small bowl. Apply this mixture liberally on the prawns and leave aside to marinate for ten minutes, preferably in a refrigerator.

Step 3

Mix half cup refined flour, cornflour, baking powder, salt and three-fourth cup chilled water. Whisk thoroughly to make a batter of pouring consistency and set aside for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a wok.

Step 5

Spread the remaining flour on a plate, add salt and mix well. Coat the prawns with the flour-salt mixture and then dip in the batter, holding by the tail. Slide them into hot oil gently and deep-fry on medium heat, turning frequently, for two to three minutes or until crisp and golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

To make the dipping sauce, mix soy sauce, lemon juice, salt and chilli sauce well in a small bowl.

Step 7

Arrange the fried prawns on a serving plate and serve hot with the dipping sauce.