Prawn Manchurian


1/2 kg prawns, cleaned
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tsp garlic, chopped
2 tsp ginger, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
1 big onion, chopped
1 small capsicum, chopped
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp chilli sauce
3 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
a pinch of pepper powder
salt to taste
spring onions, chopped


  1. In a bowl, add plain flour, cornflour, ginger-garlic paste, 2 tsp soy sauce, a pinch of pepper powder and salt and mix well adding little water.
  2. Add the cleaned prawns and marinate till the prawns coat well in this paste and keep it aside  for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated prawns till golden brown and keep it aside.
  4. In another pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and add chopped garlic, ginger and green chillies and saute well for few minutes.
  5. Add chopped onion and saute until slightly browned. Add chopped capsicum and stir well for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add chilli sauce, 1 tsp soy sauce, tomato sauce and vinegar and mix well. 
  7. Add 2 tsp cornflour mixed with 3-4 tbsp of  water and bring to a boil.
  8. Then add fried prawns and stir well for 2-3 minutes for the sauce to coat well. 
  9. Garnish with spring onions and serve hot as a starter or as a side dish…

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