I’m always looking for new recipes to try. Last week we hit up a Sri Lankan store for some Mutton rolls (mmmmmmm recipe in development). On the buffet they had fried Crab. These were swimming crabs, battered and deep fried. I do love crabs, but decided to try this with the incredible fresh Shrimp from the fishmonger next door. These are amazing and don’t take long to cook as well.

Fried Shrimp


  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • 1 tsp Ginger & Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1//2 tsp red Chilli powder


  • 1 cup of Gram or Chickpea flour
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced Onion
  • 1 tbsp green Chilli sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup Coriander


  • Devein the Shrimp, leaving the shells and head on
  • Marinate with salt, lime juice, ginger & garlic paste, turmeric & chilli powder
  • Prepare the batter by adding water to the flour just a little at a time till it’s not lumpy and is whipped through to get a pouring consistency
  • Add the rest of the batter ingredients
  • Mix the batter with the marinated shrimp and deep fry for a few minutes