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Prawn Tempura

Prawn Tempura
Prep Time
15-20 min
Cook Time

20-25 min

Portuguese introduced the dish to Japan. Today,it is known as a Japanese dish. Prawn Tempura was cooked for the first time in a coastal restaurant of Tokyo which later got popularity.
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  • Prawns 300 gm
  • Plain wheat flour 2 tbsp + 1/4 cup
  • Corn flour 3 tbsp
  • Egg 1
  • Garlic paste 2 tbsp
  • Baking soda a pinch
  • White pepper a pinch
  • Black pepper a pinch
  • Salt a pinch
  • Oil to fry

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Cooking Directions

  1. Clean the prawns, cut slits in prawns and straighten them.

  2. Combine 2 tbsp plain wheat flour, com flour, egg and garlic paste in a bowl also add white pepper, black pepper and salt.

  3. Pour cold water to mix it, the mixture should be neither too thick nor too thin.

  4. Add ¼ cup of wheat flour and a little baking soda. Mix it by hand.

  5. Rub black pepper and salt on the cut prawns.

  6. Coat prawns with dry plain wheat flour.

  7. Dip the prawns in the mixture one by one, and fry them in a pan.

  8. Steaming hot Prawn Tempura is ready.

  9. Drain on absorbent paper or tissue paper and serve it with fried vegetable.

  10. Chef Zakir's Tip: To get soft boiled eggs, boil the eggs on low flame and let them in hot water for a while before you take them out of pan. Using this method, the eggs would be soft and delicious.

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  1. Dear Nida, this recipe calls for baking soda.

    on Sep 21 2015 2:57PM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  2. Baking soda or baking powder ??

    on Sep 21 2015 3:33AM Report Abuse NIDA SHAFQAT
  3. After a long struggle..u helped me get prawn tempura rite!!!?? thanks a million for dis supadeliciouss recipe!!??

    on Aug 19 2015 9:51PM Report Abuse DR SAFIA
  4. finally got it :).thx kp team

    on Feb 15 2012 11:24AM Report Abuse TRUE FRIEND
  5. Tabby, the recipe indeed has a mistake. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The recipe is now updated for you.

    on Nov 29 2011 1:41PM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  6. Hi, sorry I am confused point 3 says we have to put baking soda in frying oil? is that right?

    on Nov 29 2011 8:32AM Report Abuse TABBY
  7. Talala, for better results, please use all purpose flour instead of wheat flour, make a smooth flowing batter, apple a thin layer of batter on prawns and fry them in medium hot oil. Good luck!

    on Oct 25 2011 12:14PM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  8. i like the recipe but whenever i fry the prawns they get hard nd stay raw frm inside..!!why??

    on Oct 25 2011 10:38AM Report Abuse TALALA

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