How to make Fried Prawn Balls - These deep-fried prawn balls make excellent starters.

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Fried Prawn Balls Recipe Card

Fried Prawn Balls

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 Fried Prawn Balls checkout Kala Jhinga, Garlic And Hazelnut Crusted Prawns, Fish Pie, Chao Tom . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Spicy Soya Chaat, Banana And Apple Porridge, Zafrani Grilled Chicken, Spicy Bhel.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Fried Prawn Balls Recipe

  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) peeled and deveined 2 cups

  • Salt 1/4 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Spring onion greens chopped 1/4 cup

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1/4 cup

  • Lemon cut into 4 wedges 1/2

  • Pepper salt to garnish


Step 1

Put prawns, salt, black pepper powder and spring onion greens in a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer the mixture into a small bowl.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a wok.

Step 3

Add cornflour to the prawn mixture and mix well.

Step 4

Grease a tablespoon and scoop two tablespoons of the prawn mixture and shape into a ball. Gently lower the balls into the hot oil and deep-fry till lightly browned. Drain on a wire rack. Repeat this process till all the mixture is used up.

Step 5

Place the prawns balls on a serving plate and serve hot, garnished with lemon wedges and pepper salt.