How to make Prawn Puffs -

In other words these are karanji or gujiya stuffed with a spicy prawn mixture.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Prawn Puffs

Prawn Puffs Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawn Puffs Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) chopped 1 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + 1 tablespoon + for dusting

  • Clarified butter 2 tablespoons

  • Salt A pinch + to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespo for deep-frying

  • Garlic minced 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli flakes to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Milk 3 tablespoons

  • Processed cheese grated 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Combine 1 cup flour, ghee and a pinch salt in a bowl. Add water as required, mix and knead into a stiff dough. Set aside for 1 hour.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and sauté till pink. Add prawns, mix and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add chilli flakes, pepper powder and salt and mix well. Add butter and mix well.

Step 4

Add 1 tablespoon flour and mix well. Add milk, mix well and cook on low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 5

Add cheese to the prawn mixture and mix well.

Step 6

Divide the dough into equal portions and roll out the portions into thin large discs dusting with flour. Prick the discs with a fork and cut out smaller diskettes using a cookie cutter.

Step 7

Put a portion of the prepared filling on one side of the diskettes, bring the other side over and press the edges to stick and form crescent shaped puffs.

Step 8

Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry the puffs till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 9

Serve hot.

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