Spicy Prawn Cakes with Coriander dipping sauce

Coming at you  – Indian  Lemonade , Spicy Prawn  Cakes and Coriander Dipping sauce   – entrée sorted  !

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If you are coming over to my house for  lunch , what would I offer ?hmmm.. how about these spicy prawn cakes with coriander dipping sauce and Indian lemonade  for starters?

These Prawn balls are Sweet, Sour, hot and salty  with full of flavours of  chilli , lime, coriander and spring onions combined with the  fresh coriander dipping sauce to cut the bold flavours  and  just to tantalize the  taste buds  further , just serve this  with  Indian  Lemonade . SOLD !

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Spicy Prawn Cakes:

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time : 15 mins

Makes : 8-10 Prawn balls


500 gms (1 lb) green (raw) Prawns

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 green chilli, chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 tsp turmeric

2 tbsp chopped coriander (Cilantro) roots and leaves

2 spring onions, finely sliced

plain flour (all – purpose flour)

Panko breadcrumbs

1 cup vegetable oil


1.Add the prawns , fish sauce, chilli, garlic, turmeric  and coriander in a food processor and process to a paste .

2.Fold in spring onions.

3.Shape prawn mixture into little balls , and roll in flour to coat lightly and then in panko bread crumbs.

4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan until hot. Add prawn balls and shallow fry until golden brown.Remove and drain on paper towels.

Serve with Coriander dipping sauce .

Coriander Dipping sauce:

3 cloves of garlic

2 green chillies(seeded and roughly chopped)

1 tbsp palm sugar

4 tbsp lime juice

3 tsp fish sauce

1 cup roughly chopped coriander (cilantro)


Place all the ingredients in a blender with 3 tbps of water  and blend until combined .

Pour into a small serving bowl .

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