Simple Indian Recipes...
Delicious and healthy dishes that can be made even by first timers.

Shrimp Pakoras

 Published 2010-Apr-23   Updated 2016-Sep-26

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Eral Bajji, Shrimp Fritters, Shrimp pakoda)

Jump to recipe ↓

Shrimp pakora is quick appetizer made with shrimp. Breaded shrimp is deep fried to make a tasty and shrimpy pakoras.

Recipe For Shrimp Pakoras


  • Shrimp - 1 lb (cleaned & de-veined)
  • Besan (Gram Flour) - 1/2 cup
  • Corn Flour/ Rice Flour - 2 tbsp
  • Baking Soda - a pinch
  • Salt - to taste
  • Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil - for frying
  • Water - as needed to make batter


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients (besan, corn flour, black pepper powder, a pinch of cumin powder, baking soda, turmeric powder and salt) in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add water little by little while mixing it constantly to make a smooth batter.
  3. In the mean time heat oil for deep frying.
  4. Dip each shrimp in the batter so that the shrimp is completely coated with the batter.
  5. Drop it in the hot oil and deep fry till it becomes golden brown.
  6. Drain excess oil in paper towels. Serve hot with some hot sauce or ketchup.


  • Use all purpose flour (maida) instead of besan and make the fritters for a whole new flavour.

More Appetizer Recipes

Fish Cutlets Fish Cutlets No Photo Breaded Prawns Fry Pazham Pori Pazham Pori Corn Muffins Corn Muffins
See more ⟩⟩

Post a new comment

2000 Characters left
Your name will be displayed next to your comment.
Email will NOT be displayed publicly.
Cancel       Save Comment

Comments (4)

Person   ()
Taste is awesome..splendid
Person   ()
Thank You.
Person   ()
simply oosum
Person   ()
Thank you.

Post Comment

Old Comments

Comment by ankita bhansali   
    what is shrimp?
Reply :-
    Shrimp is also called prawns.

Comment by Shashikumar Naik   
    In your ingredients : u have not mentioned quantity of Cumin
seed powder though U have mentioned it in the Method for preparing Deep fried Shrimps.
Reply :-
    Just add a tiny pinch of cumin powder if needed.

 Published by on and last updated on 2016-09-26.