I have seen this dish made to look RED in color like the sunset and it always leaves me baffled as to how a batter fried prawn could look red ! There is also confusion on the flour - my friend and superchef Sanjeev Kapoor uses besan which my Maharashtrian friends tell me isnt correct and rice flour is used. Here is my adaption .
250-300 Grams Prawns
3-4 Tablespoons Rice Flour.
Make Thick Batter:
1 Teaspoon Ginger paste .
1 Teespoon Garlic paste .
1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
1 Heaped Teaspoon Red chili powder .
1/3 Teaspoon Thymol / Ajwain seeds .
Juice of one lemon .
1 Tablespoon Dhania Chopped.
Salt to taste
2 Tablespoons Water.
Marinade the prawns in the batter for 15 minutes.
1.Dust marinated batter coated prawns in rice flour and deep fry for 2-3 minutes , till done . Your dish is ready to serve.
The Twist :
1 Large Onion chopped .
3-4 Tablespoons chopped Garlic .
8-10 Whole dried Red Chilies .
Lots of Curry Leaves .
Heat 1 tablespoon oil ,curry leaves for 30 seconds along whole chillies then tip in onion and garlic until they are translucent . At this stage Introduce all the prawns back , mix , cook another minute to blend flavours .
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