Sunday, April 21, 2013

Prawn Koliwada

Sunday special..."Prawn koliwada"..
Today i prepared this yummy Prawn fry for lunch along with my fish curry and rice Prawns are marinated with spices and deep fried. Its a traditional recipe from the Koli community in Maharashtra and this dish is named after the places where the koli communities live which is locally called as Koliwada.
  • 1/2kg prawns shelled and deveined
  • 1tbsp Red chilli (kashmiri) powder
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour Besan
  • 2 tbsp Maida or cornflour
  • 1tsp Ginger paste
  • 1tsp Garlic paste
  • 1tsp Coriander-cumin powder
  • 1/4tsp Ajwain/carom seeds
  • 1/2tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1tsp Lemon juice
  • salt as per taste
  • A pinch of orange red colour (optional)
Cooking Directions
  1. onion slices and lemon wedges to garnish
  2. Wash the shelled and deveined prawns well. 
  3. In a bowl, mix the prawns with the rest of the ingredients till the prawns are well-coated with the spices. Marinate for about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil till it is hot and deep fry the prawns on medium heat till they are crisp.
  5. Garnish with onion slices and lemon wedges.
  1. The kashmiri chilli powder is of a very bright red color and is less hot compared to the normal type. It gives a lovely red color when added to any dish. The normal red chilli powder will do equal justice to the taste if not the color.
  2. Fish slices can be used in place of prawns to make Fish Koliwada.