prawn fritters

Prawn bajii recipe, Eral bajii, Prawn fritters

Prawn bajji/ Shrimp bajji/ Eral bajji is a spicy and yummy fritter prepared with marinated small/ big shrimp dipped in spicy besan batter i.e regular bajji batter and fried to perfection. These are so delish yummy tea time snack specially during rainy season like this. We have all tasted bajji with veggies but bajji with prawns is interesting and special right just like the Prawn Vadai that I posted earlier?? After the Air fryer Chicken pakora thought to share a yummy fried snack and here it is for you guys.

Try making this delish bajji with big prawns called shrimp as they are easy and quick to make compared to smaller variety which time consuming to make. Also don’t forget to marinate shrimp with masala as it is the main reason to make this shrimp bajji yummy also make a batter thick/ dense which will help the shrimp to hold the batter, thin batter can result in fried shrimp and will not taste like bajji.

I have earlier shared few interesting bajji/pakora varieties like these:

So let’s get to the making of Eral bajji!
eral bajiiSome recipes prepared with prawns you may be interested in:


Prawn bajii recipe, Eral bajii, Prawn fritters
Serves 4
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Prawn/ shrimp – 1 cup (small variety)
  2. 2. Salt – to taste
  3. 3. Ginger garlic paste – ¼ tsp
  4. 4. Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  5. 5. Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp
  6. 6. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
For batter
  1. 1. Besan/ kadalai maavu – 1 cup
  2. 2. Rice flour – ¼ cup
  3. 3. Red chilli powder – ½ to 1 tsp
  4. 4. Salt – to taste
  5. 5. Baking soda – ¼ tsp
  6. 6. Hing - few pinches
  7. 7. Water – for making batter (3/4 cup approx.)
  8. 8. Oil – for frying
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Devien and deshell shrimp/prawn. Clean and wash shrimp well and keep it aside.
  2. Now to the prawn add turmeric power, salt, chili powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste. Mix and Marinate it for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, Heat oil in a frying pan. In a bowl add besan, rice flour, hing, chili powder and salt. Mix well, add water gradually to form a thick batter ( I used around ¾ cup water).
  4. Dip each prawn one by one in besan batter, coat it well then drop it in preheated oil. Flip the bajji after it has puffed. When both sides are cooked remove from oil and transfer it to a plate. Do not cook prawns for long time as they will get rubbery. Repeat the process until you finish the batter and all the is over. Serve it sliced onions, cabbage and masala chai!
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How to make Prawn bajii/ Eral bajji with step by step images


  1. Devien and deshell shrimp/prawn. Clean and wash shrimp well and keep it aside. Now to the prawn add turmeric power, salt, chili powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste. Mix and Marinate it for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes, Heat oil in a frying pan. In a bowl add besan, rice flour, chili powder, hing and salt. Mix well, add water gradually to form a thick batter ( I used around ¾ cup water).
  3. The batter should be thick and should have consistency as shown in the collage.
  4. Dip each prawn one by one in besan batter, coat it well.
  5. Now drop the batter coated prawns in preheated oil. (Make sure the oil is at right temperature by adding a drop of batter in the oil, if it comes right away then the oil temperature is right.)  Flip the bajji after it has puffed. When both sides are cooked and golden color is achieved remove the prawns from oil and transfer it to a plate. Do not cook prawns for long time as they will get rubbery. Repeat the process until you finish the batter and all the is over. Serve it sliced onions, cabbage and masala chai!
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