450 gm Prawns (This weight was with shell and I was able to prepare 30 small balls)
0.5 tsp Black Pepper Powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
First thing you need to do is to clean and devein the prawns. You do not need to marinate them at this stage.
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.
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.
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.
A Quick Recap
- Clean and de-vein the prawn.
- Make a paste of the prawns using a blender.
- Add salt, black pepper powder and red chilli powder, mix well and keep aside for 5 minutes.
- Make small 1 inch diameter balls from the prawn paste.
- In a pan heat some oil and add the balls. Fry both the sides till done.
- Your prawn balls are ready to serve.