Prawn Onion

Ingredients for Prawn Onion:

1. Prawns – 20

2. Coconut scrapped – ½

    Shallots – 3

    Red chillies – 4-5

    Salt – As required

3. Oil – As needed

4. Onions chopped – 1

5. Chilli powder – ¼ small spoon

    Turmeric powder – 2 pinches

    Salt – As needed

6. Water – 2 cups

7. Rice flour – 2 cups

How to prepare Prawn Onion?

1. Clean prawns and keep aside.

2. Blend ingredients no: 2 in a mixer. Don’t grind it smooth.

3. Heat oil in a pan, and sauté onions.

4. Add prawns and ingredients no: 5, and sauté well.

5. When water content is absorbed, add 3/4th portion of blended masala to it and put off the flame.

6. Boil water in a vessel, and add rice flour and salt.

7. Reduce the flame and mix well the contents.

8. Put off the flame. Flour mixture should be thick, similar to idiyappam.

9. Place a little flour mixture in an onion-shaped mould, and press it.

10. Place a little masala inside it, and wrap with a little more flour mixture.

11. Close the mould again to get a perfect onion shape.

12. Press a little coconut mixture on its top (like a stalk) to get perfect onion shape.

13. Steam cook the contents.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine October 1-14, 2010

Also read a few prawn snack recipes here. Click on the images in the gallery to read.


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