Prawn Vadai / Iraal Vadai

1/2 Cup Roasted Bengal Gram/Pottu kadalai
250 Grams Prawns(shelled and deveined)
1/2 Medium Onion( Finely Chopped)
Fist Full Coriander and Mint (Finely Chopped)
5 Green Chillies
1/2 Inch Ginger Piece
1 Tsp Fennel Seeds
1 Tsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp Coriander Powder
1 Tsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
1/2 Cup Water
Oil for frying
Salt to Taste.

Lets Prepare:

  • Heat  a heavy bottom small pan or wok add 1/2 cup water add the prawns, chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder, salt, ginger and garlic paste stir and cover cook the prawns for 10 minutes it should be half done and the water should evaporate completely. remove from flame set aside.
  • In a coffee grinder/small mixer jar add the roasted gram dhal and grind to fine powder reserve.
  • Using same mixer jar add the prawns and coarse grind and reserve in a bowl.
  • Using the same mixer jar prepare the chilly masala add the 1/2 inch ginger, fennel seeds and green chillies coarse grind the masala you may add salt while grinding the masala.
  • To the reserved prawns add the powdered dhal chopped mint and coriander, onion,chilly masala mix well without adding water cover and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before preparing vadai.
  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Take lime size dough flatten into round vadai  using the center of your palm slowly slide the flatten vadai into the hot oil fry till golden brown and drain the oil...serve hot for any south Indian meal or as a snack with mint chutney...Enjoy...:)
Mint Chutney: In a mixer grinder add fist full of mint and coriander, 1/2 onion, 1/2 tsp cumin, 2 green chillies ,2 cloves garlic along with some salt add little bit of water and grind to a smooth paste add few drops of lime before serving mint chutney.

I've done a detail demo video for the recipe do watch and Enjoy...:)


  1. hi akka
    my mouth is watering,what to say my god.
    i love prawns..we no need to soak the channa daal,instead of that roasted channa daal yummy instant snack .
    akka,please post some south indian breakfast like idly,masal dosa,aapam,idiyappam.
    finally one request how to make rasam by using home made rasam powder. thanks.............

  2. Hi sivaranjani,
    channa dhal is more dense in terms on texture roasted gram dhal is nice and flaky...thanks i will surely post your request soon...:)

  3. this is news to me, prawn vadai, thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi nava...its very nice do try it...thank you...:)

  5. Picture perfect!!your recipe looks amazing.This looks delightful.I love visiting your blog..Thanks for the recipe!!!



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