Shrimps or Small Prawns are very flavourful, and they have such beautiful aroma which can add delicious flavour to any dish. Shrimps are one of my all-time favourites, and so I am very experimental with prawns. The main ingredients of these recipes are pink lentil or masoor dal and small prawns or shrimps. You can also try other recipes with prawn-like, crispy prawn balls and many more.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes, Cooking Time: 20 minutes,Total Time: 40 minutes,Makes: 10 cutlets
Shrimps (100 gm),Pink Lentil or Masoor Dal (1/2 cup) /paste,Plain Flour or Maida (1 tbsp),Green Chilli (1 tsp)/chopped,Garlic (1/2 tsp) /chopped,Salt (to taste),Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp),Vegetable Oil (for deep-frying)
Wash and marinate the shrimps with salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes
Soak masoor dal for 1 hr, then make a coarse paste in the blender.
Heat some oil in a pan and fry the shrimps till golden brown and keep aside.
Take the masoor dal paste in a bowl and add plain flour, salt, chopped green chilli, chopped garlic and fried shrimps. Mix everything well and make a dough.
Now take small portions of the dough and shape into cutlets.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them until golden brown.
Drain excess oil in paper towels. Serve hot with sauce or ketchup.