Prawn Tempura

Prep Time : 15 mins                        Cook Time : 15 mins


Option 1 : With ready made Tempura Powder Mix

  • 1 Pkt Tempura Powder Mix ( Any Brand)

Option 2 : Home made Tempura Powder Mix 

  •  75g (1/2 cup) cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 188ml (3/4 cup) cold soda water


  • Cold Water
  • 500g Jumbo Prawns ( eve the smaller ones will taste nice !)
  • Vegetable Oil for Deep Frying


  1. Shell and de-vein prawns. Leave the tails on for presentation purposes.
  2. FOR HOME MADE MIX : Sift flours together in a medium bowl. Add egg and soda water and mix until just combined (it is okay if the batter is a little lumpy). Allow batter to stand for a few minutes.
  3. FOR READY MADE MIX : Just mix the powder and cold water as instructed in the packet
  4. Heat oil in a large saucepan or wok. Holding prawns by the tails, dip in the batter and allow excess to drain away. the oil should be hot not luke warm. Deep-fry prawns until batter is very lightly browned and prawns have turned pink and are cooked through. (It is best to fry the prawns in batches, so as not to overcrowd the pan.)
  5. Drain and serve

I usually make a dipping sauce of Fish Sauce which is available in market. Just add diced chillies to the sauce and it is ready to go

Serves : 6