Minced & pulsed Prawn or Shrimp is mixed with spices, onion, chilli, coriander & egg white. It’s then spread onto toast.
It’s decorated with a prawn that has been butterflied and then it’s sprinkled with some sesame seeds
This is then shallow fried in some oil – on both sides. But don’t worry, I also have an air fried version for you.

Prawn toast is a popular Chinese appetizer that is typically made with a mixture of minced prawns, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil, which is then spread onto slices of bread, and coated in sesame seeds before being deep-fried until golden brown. The result is a crispy, savory, and slightly sweet snack that is often served with sweet chili sauce or plum sauce for dipping. Prawn toast is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or as part of a larger Chinese meal.

I’m making a Goan version of this recipe that mimics a good old Prawn or Shrimp Chilly fry. This makes an incredible appetizer or snack.

I chose to cut the bread in four rectangles, but you could also cut this in triangles or if you want to get really fancy, you could also use sliced baguette.

In this recipe, I will show you how to make it the traditional way but there’s also an air fried version. Both are great, but the air fried version is a bit drier.

Prawn Chilli Fry Toast

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  • 8 – 10 slices of Bread
  • 400 gms Prawn or Shrimp shelled & deveined
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh cracked Pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced each green & red Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Ginger & Garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup Coriander
  • 1/4 cup finely minced red Onion
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • extra large Egg white 2 tbsps or 64 gms
  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle


  • Cut the sliced bread in 4 rectangles, 4 triangles or however you wish
  • For the frying method, lightly toast the bread
  • Mince half the prawn in a food processor, finely chop a quarter and butterfly the rest – these are approximate measurements
  • Reserve the butterflied prawns
  • Add the minced and diced shrimp to a bowl and add all the other ingredients and mix well to incorporate
  • Spread the mixture over the bread, add a butterflied prawn and press firmly
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • Shallow fry, topping side down for a minute or so and flip over and lightly fry on the other side as well and then drain on kitchen towel
  • For the air fried method, spread the prawn mixture on untested bread
  • Preheat the air fryer, spray with oil and place the toasts in topping side up
  • Cook for about 7 – 8 mins, spraying some oil in between