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


Model Asmita Kakodker in her career has featured in over 250 television and print advertisements for prominent brands like Ponds, Nivea, Pepsodent and Nirma to name a few. Now, when she is happily married, and playing a role of a homemaker, wife and most importantly, a mother, successfully, she uses all her extra time focussing on her new passion – the culinary arts! “I’ve always wanted to catalogue the dozens of recipes that play such a key role in defining who we are – as a family. My blog helps me achieve my goal in a fun and interactive way with other compulsive foodies just like me!” says the always-ebullient Asmita. You can easily get all the chef asmita kakodker recipes online which are easily available.