Prawn bhajis

Prawn bhajis

Prawn bhajis are delicious little snacks that you will probably have to make a double batch of. The prawn and fresh fresh herbs compliment each other so perfectly that you will need every ounce of willpower not to hide them from everybody you made them for. Prawn bhajis or sometimes known as pakoras can also be made using fish or vegetables but whatever type you make, you must have a good chutney to dip them in or a sweet chili sauce. This makes about 2 dozen bite size bhajis.

What you need

600g peeled and deveined prawns chopped
1/2 cup flour
1 medium onion finely chopped
3 or 4 green chilis finely sliced
Palm of finely chopped fresh coriander (2 to 3 tablespoons)
Pinch of bicarb of soda
water
Salt and pepper
Oil for frying

The process

In a bowl add the flour and then about 2 tablespoons of water. Mix it to a thick batter. If you need slightly more water add another 1 tablespoon. It must be thick and mixed smooth. Use a fork to work out any lumps.

Add all the rest of the ingredients and season with a grind of salt and pepper and mix to distribute everything evenly.

Heat about 5cm of oil in a pot or frying pan to medium hot, not smoking. To test, drop a cube of bread in the oil and give it 15 seconds and if it is browned and not burned it is the correct heat.

Now take tablespoons of the mixture and drop them into the oil. Fry until golden and irresistable.

Serve with Chutney as an anytime snack. Try the Kerala country chicken recipe for a perfectly rounded off Indian food meal.