prawns koliwada

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Prawns koliwada is a quick, simple and easy starter recipe.

This is a beginner-friendly, protein-rich snack recipe.

prawns koliwada

About Prawns Koliwada Recipe

Prawns koliwada is a delicious snack mostly served as a starter or as a side dish with non-vegetarian meals.

These delectable prawns are skillfully prepared with a flavorful coating, making Prawn Koliwada a sought-after and zesty starter on restaurant menus.

Prawn Koliwada is a well-liked appetizer found in many restaurants across Maharashtra, consisting of spicy deep-fried prawns.

For making prawns koliwada we need to marinate the prawns with basic spices and herbs.

Once marinated, flours are added along with some yogurt and water. The prawns are then deep-fried in hot oil and served immediately.

At home, we often make this to accompany nonveg meals like chicken curry and chicken sukka.

The recipe is so straightforward yet so much flavourful! It’s indeed an absolute treat for seafood lovers.

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Prawns / Shrimps – For this recipe, I have used 200 grams of frozen prawns (shrimps).

Flours – We will need besan (gram flour) and rice flour (chawal ka atta) for the batter. Besan helps bind the paste and rice flour gives a magnificent crispness to the prawns.

Spices & Herbs – We will need red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder. We will also require a teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste.

Yogurt – We will add 2 teaspoons of yogurt which helps the batter stay moist and adds a nice flavour. You can skip adding yogurt and add 1 whole egg instead.

Seasoning – We will add half a teaspoon of lime juice and salt to taste.

Oil – To deep fry the prawns.


Instead of using yogurt, you can add 1 whole egg to the marinated prawns.

Serving Suggestions

This is a starter recipe, served with green coriander chutney or schezwan chutney.

How to make Prawns Koliwada

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Prawns Koliwada | Spicy Shrimp Fry

Prawns koliwada is a quick, simple and easy starter recipe.
This is a beginner-frienly, protein-rich snack recipe.
Prawns koliwada is a delicious snack mostly served as a starter or as a side dish with non-veg meals.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people


  • 200 grams Prawns (Shrimps)
  • 2 tablespoons Besan (Gram Flour)
  • 3 tablespoons Rice Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Curd (Yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4th cup Water, to bind the flours with prawns
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil, to deep-fry


  • In a mixing bowl, add prawns, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder & salt.
  • Add ginger-garli paste, lemon juice and mix the spices with prawns.
  • Set aside prawns to marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Once marinated, add curd (yogurt), besan (gram flour) & rice flour. Add 1/4th cup water and mix well.
  • The batter of besan & rice flour should nicely coat the prawns so do not add too much water.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai to deep-fry the prawns.
  • Fry a few prawns at a time so as to not overcrowd the kadhai.
  • Fry on a medium flame for 3 minutes or till the prawns turn golden brown in colour.
  • Transfer the fried prawns on an absorbent paper.
  • Serve immediately with slices of onions & sprinkle some lemon juice on top.
  • You can also sprinkle some chaat masala on the top while serving.


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