Prawns - 30 medium size
( cleaned and washed)
Salt to taste
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Powdered fennel/Somph - 1/4 tsp
Powdered poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
Powdered pottukadalai/roasted gram dal - 1/3 cup
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped mint and coriander leaves - a handful
Ginger/Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chopped or crushed Green chillies -2
Oil to deep fry
Marinate the prawns with chilly,coriander,turmeric powders,garam masala and salt for 10 minutes.
Grind to a coarse paste,do not add water while grinding,transfer to a bowl.
Now add all the other ingredients and mix it well.If your mixture is watery add some more pottukadalai powder to get the right consistency.
Wet your fingers with water take small portion flatten it.
Heat oil in a pan slowly drop the patty into the oil .
Deep fry in medium low flame till cooked and golden brown colour on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen paper and serve with hot with any dip you like.
a) I have used roasted gram dal for binding you can also use corn flour or ground channa dal paste.
b) Do not add water while grinding.
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