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Prawn Rissois

  • Non Veg
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Considered to be a delicacy in France, India and Portuguese, the prawn rissois is guaranteed to tickle all your taste buds and fill the air with strong hunger inducing aroma. The prawn rissois is an authentic recipe and does justice to the tender juices within prawns. It is the perfect dish to serve at family gatherings, particularly if you have birthday parties and weddings. The best part is that it is homemade and easy to prepare. The ingredients are easy to procure from any retail outlet and are easy on the wallet.

Health benefits

  • The presence of phosphorous and calcium helps to build strong bones. It is particularly useful in children who are still growing.
  • Prawn is considered as an excellent source of improving cardiovascular health due to the presence of Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • The presence of selenium helps combat free radicals and cancer.
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How to Make Prawn Rissois

  • Skin the prawns and cut them into small sizes.
  • Fry onions with butter in a skillet.
  • Stir in flour and mix it well.
  • Stir in the prawn stock and then milk. Cook for 2 minutes, making sure to stir occasionally.
  • Add salt, nutmeg and some pepper to taste. Mix the contents well and set aside.
  • Mix water and butter in a separate pan, bring it to a boil.
  • As the butter begins to melt, add some salt.
  • Add all of the flour to the contents and stir vigorously until the mixture can be removed from the side of pan.
  • Transfer this mixture to a board.
  • Keep aside for 30 minutes. Roll the mixture into a pastry dough until it is smooth.
  • Place some prawn filling on the pastry, fold and cut in any shape you want.
  • Dip the contents in beaten eggs, followed by breadcrumbs.
  • Deep fry the ball until golden brown. Serve.


  • It has been estimated that around 30,000 marine turtles are killed every year because of trawl nets meant to fish out shrimp.

The turtles become entangled in the nets and drown. This has placed a strain on the population of turtles, officially classifying the hawksbill turtles as endangered.

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