How to Make Indian Chinese Shrimp Pakora

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Sep. 27, 2013

Indian Chinese food is the cuisine brought by Chinese immigrants that settled and still live in Chinese. It's Hakka style is loaded with flavor and is popular all over India. Favorites besides the Shrimp Pakora include Chilli Chicken, Manchurian, Sweet Sour, Crispy Beef etc


Tiger shrimp 1 Pound , peeled, deveined
Cooked salad shrimp 1 Pound
Spring onions 4 , chopped
Coriander leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped finely
Red food color 1 Pinch (Optional)
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
For batter
Gram flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cornstarch 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Dark soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
Chilli paste 2 Tablespoon
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (or more)
Salt 1 Pinch



1. In a blender pulse half of the shrimp. Chop the remaining raw shrimp.

2. In a bowl mix the pulsed shrimp, chopped shrimp and cooked shrimp. Set aside.


3. In another bowl add gram flour and cornstarch. Pour the sauces and mix well add little water at a time and make it into a smooth batter.

4. Put in the coriander and spring onions and mix well. Season with salt to taste and stir to incorporate. Add the food color and mix till evenly colored.

5. Season the shrimp mixture with salt to taste and add a little batter to it. Mix well till all are coated.

6. In a deep frying pan heat oil till hot.

7. In a spoon take some shrimp mixture. Put it in the batter and drop it in the hot oil. Fry till done. Transfer into a paper towel to drain off excess oil.


8. In a serving platter, serve the shrimp pakoras hot with dip of choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 8