Prawn Surprise
Prawn Surprise


• 20 medium size Prawns
• 2 cups – mashed Potato
• 1/2 cup – onion, finely chopped
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 1 tsp – ginger, minced
• 2 tsp – garlic, minced
• 1 tsp – chili powder
• 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder
• 1 tsp – Garam Masala powder
• bread crumbs to coat
• salt and pepper to taste
• 3 tbsp – oil
• oil to deep fry


  1. Shell and devein the prawns, keeping the tails intact.
  2. Boil in salted water till just cooked. Drain and toss in salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a fry pan. Fry onion, ginger and garlic till fragrant.
  4. Add chili, turmeric and garam masala powders. Fry for few seconds.
  5. Add mashed potato and salt to taste. Mix well and remove from fire.
  6. Divide the potato mixture into 20 parts.
  7. Shape each into an oval. Make a depression in the oval and place a prawn in it.
  8. Cover the prawn fully with potato mixture, keeping the tail protruding.
  9. Coat each piece with beaten egg and bread crumbs and deep fry in hot oil.
  10. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot with tomato and/or mayonnaise sauce.

Recipe courtesy of Chandra Bhat