A well known recipe of Konkan regions of Maharashtra State of India. This recipe needs no introduction. A humble dish wherein prawns are marinated and fried using gram flour and few spices. Makes a real good starter for any occasion



  • 15-20 medium sized Prawns
  • 1/4 cup Gram flour/besan
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour/rice flour
  • 3 tablespoon  yogurt/Dahi
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon Lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil for marination
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala to sprinkle before serving.


  1. Peel and devein the prawns, wash thoroughly and pat dry.
  2. Marinate the prawns in ginger garlic paste, 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder, lime juice and salt for 20 minutes.
  3. Squeeze out the extra moisture, add corn flour, gram flour/besan, 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder, rest of the lemon juice, yoghurt and 1 tsp of oil.Mix all the spices with the marinated prawns.
  4. Heat oil for frying the prawns and maintain the temperature throughout frying to medium hot. Fry prawns in small batches and drain in an absorbent paper.
  5. Sprinkle chat masala and add a dash of lime juice. Toss all the prawns well and serve.

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