Prawn BallsIngredients:

450 gm Prawns (This weight was with shell and I was able to prepare 30 small balls)

Spices

Salt

0.5 tsp Black Pepper Powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

Pre-Preparations

First thing you need to do is to clean and devein the prawns. You do not need to marinate them at this stage.

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Prepare the Prawn Balls

Now in a blender add all the prawns and blitz till you get a fine paste.

You may be surprised to know, it took me only 3 short burst in my grinder to get the result I was looking for.

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Remove the prawn paste from the grinder and add salt, black pepper powder and chilli powder, mix them well and keep aside for 5 mins.???????????????????????????????

Next we need to prepare the balls.  That’s  easy; just be prepared to handle the sticky prawn paste  😀 . Make small balls from the paste, I made them 1 inch in diameter. If you make bigger balls, there can be a chance of a raw center and a hard and chewy exterior. The paste of prawns also take the same amount of time to cook as the whole ones, and that time can be noted as short 😉 .

Again, I was surprised to find out that prawn paste can be so sticky that there is no need to add any binding agent like flour or egg.

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In a frying pan add some oil and wait till it is hot.???????????????????????????????

Add the prawn balls in the oil and fry both the sides for 30 to 45 seconds (approx)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

And the pawn balls are ready.

You can serve them with some ketchup or mayonnaise. This can be a great appetizer for a small party.

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 A Quick Recap

  1. Clean and de-vein the prawn.
  2. Make a paste of the prawns using a blender.
  3. Add salt, black pepper powder and red chilli powder, mix well and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Make small 1 inch diameter balls from the prawn paste.
  5. In a pan heat some oil and add the balls. Fry both the sides till done.
  6. Your prawn balls are ready to serve.
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