Prawn vada is an excellent snack for those who love a crunchy snack.These vada can be
served with rice and a simple curry .This has a nice taste and aroma ,if the prawns
are made with the shell on .This type of vada with an onion sambol is sold widely in
Srilankan beaches,and you see people flocking at these stalls.Today i’m going to give you
my version of prawn vada.If you are using small prawns you could top the vada with 2-3
prawns,but if it’s a big one,one would be fine.
Prawns according to the quantity you are going to make
200 gm gram dal (kadalai parippu)
1 tblsp raw rice
1 tsp.fennel seeds
1 cup coconut
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tblsp red chilli flakes.
2 green chillies finely chopped(optional)
few red onions chopped fine (optional)
A pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste.
a little flour made to a thick paste(to stick the prawn on the vadai)
Soak the dal,and the rice for half an hour.Grind coarsely with the bold listed
ingredients,without adding water.Mix in chilli flakes,ginger paste,green chillies,and
onions.Add salt .Make into shapes of vada,apply the flour paste ,press on the prawns ,and
fry carefully on a medium flame till golden brown.
To prepare prawns
Marinade the prawns with chilli paste,and use.
For the onion sambol (not in the photo)
100 gm red onions
1 tblsp.chilli flakes
1 tsp.chilli powder
2 -3 cloves garlic crushed
Juice of 1 lime
salt to taste
2 tsp oil
Heat oil,add the finely cut onions,and the rst of the ingredients and cook till thick.Apply
on vada and serve
Variations:Prawn vada curry ,or prawn vada korma could be made,with these fried