Fried Shrimp

  • Starter
  • Servings
  • 3Spicy
  • 30 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : Chinese
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The simple preparation starts with marinating the shrimp overnight. It is then fried in an egg, corn flour batter. Crispy on the outside and soft inside- just the perfect combination for fried shrimp



  • 1 pound (18 – 20) medium sized shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, paste (I use a microplane zester)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger paste (I use a microplane zester)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely crushed pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

Batter to fry:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • kosher salt to taste
  • oil to fry

Step By Step Method

  • Step 1. Marinate the shrimp in ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice , red chilly powder, pepper and salt. Marinate  overnight or for at least 4 to 6 hours.

    Step 2. Heat oil in a deep frying vessel. To check if the oil is hot, drop a little batter in the hot oil. If the batter floats on top, the oil is ready.

    Step 3. Dip the shrimp in the batter and fry a few at a time. Do not over crowd the vessel and fry on medium high heat. Fry for a couple of minutes till cooked.

    Step 4. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle red chilly powder on top and serve hot with ketchup or spicy sauce.

About Chef


As a leading model, Asmita Kakodker featured in over 250 television and print commercials for prominent brands like Ponds, Maruti, Nivea, Pepsodent and Nirma to name a few. Now, as a homemaker, wife and most importantly, a mother, she uses all her spare time to focus on her new passion – the culinary arts!

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