Cornflakes Crusted Prawns

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Preparation time  : 30 minutes + one hour marination time
Cooking time       : 2 minutes for each batch deep fried
Serves                 : 6 members


Prawns is a family favorite. Anything and everything made with them are always welcome in the table for any meal. Fed up with the regular ways I cook them, I wanted a crispy fried dish made that could be served as a starter. Batter friend prawns is done regularly so not that. My mind was digging for what might give a crispy result. Cornflakes popped up. I started with the recipe and made sure to give the prawn a cornflakes crust. My experiment didn’t go for waste as it was a super hit at home. The crispy crust with the juicy prawn inside was like a marriage made in heaven. Me being the match maker here, was sure over whelmed.

Ingredients  to marinate 

Prawns with tail20 cleaned
Red chilly powder1 teaspoon
Dried Oregano1/2 teaspoon
ginger and garlic paste1/2 teaspoon
saltto taste
lime juicea squeez
ajinomotoa pinch ( optional)


  • Marinate the prawn  in all the above ingredients for one hour or more.

Ingredients for the crust

Flour / Maida1/2 cup
corn flour1/2 cup
saltto taste
Corn flakes3 cups
oilto deep fry


  • Mix flour /maida and cornflour together along with salt to taste and water to get a thick gooey batter with no lumps.
  • Place the cornflakes on a flat plate or tray . Take the marinated prawn piece and dip into the batter and press the prawn towards the cornflakes.
  • Make sure the cornflakes has coated the prawn well. Turn over and do the same. Repeat the same to all the prawn.
    Heat oil to deep fry.
  • Add the prawn pieces 5 to 6 at a time. Lower the flame and fry till prawn is crisp. Drain. Serve hot with tomato sauce and mayonnaise.