Sep 8, 2015

Tempura Prawns Recipe - Panko Fried Shrimps Recipe - Japanese Fried Shrimp Recipe

This is one of my all time favourite recipe. I have tasted it quite a few times in few restaurants. The outer stays so crispy while the interior stays so juicy..

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During last trip to russia, hubby got so many international ingredients from there. He got me a whole lot of japanese ingredients like sake, wasabi, seaweed sheets, panko and many more..So you will be seeing quite a few international recipes in the coming post..This is the first recipe which i made and it turned out really good..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 to 2 min per batch
Serves : 3 to 4


Prawns / Shrimps - 15 to 20
Soy Sauce - 2 tsp
Fish Sauce - 2 tsp
White Wine Vinegar - 2 tsp
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 tblspn
Corn Flour / Cornstarch - 4 tblspn
Water as needed
Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Panko Breadcrumbs - 1 cup or any breadcrumbs
Oil for deep frying


Take cleaned prawns in a bowl, make four small slashes from head to tail so the prawns dont curl. Now add soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar over it and mix well. Leave to marinate for 15 mins.

Now mix flour, cornflour, salt, baking powder with water to form a liquidy paste.

Place panko in a plate and set aside.

Heat oil for deep frying.

Take prawn, dip it in the batter, coat it in breadcrumbs and deep fry in oil for 1 to 2 mins on medium high heat.

Drain on to some paper towel.


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Take prawns in a bowl

devein prawn

Make four small slashes over the prawns from head to tail

all done

now add a dash of soy sauce

for saltyness add fish sauce

add in some white wine vinegar or any vinegar

mix well and leave to marinate for 15 mins

Now lets make the tempura batter..Take flour in a bowl

add in cornflour

season with little salt

add a touch of baking powder

now add in cold water

mix well

i used a fork to mix

you can put this batter in fridge till needed

Now for the crumbing, i used panko crumbs which hubby got for me 

Put them in a plate..You can use normal breadcrumbs too

now time to fry

take your prawns

dip it in the batter

remove it and let the excess batter drip off

put them in panko

coat well

drop in oil

fry till golden

it will take just a min or 2

drain to to some paper towel

Serve immediately


  1. Mouth watering recipe.....yummm!!!!

  2. Where can I get this breadcrumbs.iam searching it 4 a long it available in online

  3. Where can I get this breadcrumbs.iam searching for a long it available in online

  4. Watch maagnchi videos in internet..she makes best korean food.she uses almost all the items which your hubby brought from Russia.

  5. Hi, is fish sauce a must or is there any alternative for it. Let me know. Waiting for ur reply. Thanks.


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