Wash the king prawns and blot dry on a piece of kitchen roll.
Sprinkle with salt.
Combine the batter ingredients in a bowl.(gram flour, mustard seeds, yoghurt, water , zest, chilli, spring onions and salt.)
Dip the prawns into the batter and shake off excess, although you want a good coating.
Heat the oil in a pan or deep fryer (160 degrees c) and cook gently for about five minutes, by this time the pakoras will be golden and the prawns cooked through on the inside.
Serve with lemon wedges and a raita.
These are also brilliant with sweet chilli sauce, (supermarket bottled will do.)
This recipe was donated by the Hairy Bikers, and featured on their 2019 World Tour.
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
400g raw king prawns
140g gram flour
1tsp black mustard seeds
110ml natural yoghurt
1 green chilli (split deseeded and chopped fine)
3 finely chopped spring onions
Zest of half a lime