Thursday, February 20, 2014

Prawns Vada

500 gram prawns,cleaned,deveined
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2-3 shallots
4-5 green chilies
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

  • In a grinder, crush the prawns slightly  and keep aside.
  • Grind coarsely the coconut, shallots,green chilies,curry leaves,cumin seeds,garlic,ginger and turmeric.
  • Mix prawns with the above mixture and add the required amount of salt.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Wet the palm of your hand with water and place a small ball of vada mix on it.
  • Press it down slightly and make a small hole at the center using one finger.
  • Drop it slowly into the hot oil.
  • Fry the vada until golden brown on both sides and drain on to a tissue paper.
  • Serve hot with chutney of your choice. 


  1. Prawns vada ...I usually make thoran with the above said ingredients but vada looks so yummy.Good that I was not standing next to that kadai otherwise I would have simply finished off the whole thing.:)))

    1. Chemeen thoran is yet another tasty side dish.Thankyou so much Meena.

  2. I had this once at a friends place and loved it..:-) Thank you for sharing the recipe. Looks really delicious

  3. What a creative invention. Those vadas are so uplifting in taste and outlook.

  4. Really an innovative recipe...looks so so good........

  5. I have seen these vadas many a times on cookery shows.. but never felt like mixing and making vadas.....but i have changed my mind... looks so yumm

  6. thanks for sharing the recipe...this is completely new to me....never had it before but they look so tempting to me, the prawns lover :)...will try it


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