1) Set aside the chopped coriander/cilantro leaves.
2) Shell the shrimp (prawns), wash them thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel. Mix the shrimp (prawns) and all of the above ingredients together (except the oil). Make into a walnut (or even smaller) sized balls and set aside.
3) In a deep skillet heat the oil. When the oil gets hot lower the heat to medium and fries these balls in the oil until golden brown.