Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chilli Prawns

Here is a simple tasty spicy Prawn recipe. I don't eat Prawns, but I do cook for my husband. I mostly cook Prawns fry for him. This time, he wanted it more spicier and I tried this recipe and I got appreciation. Addition of Sambar powder enhances the taste to this recipe. This goes well with Fried rice or starter dish.


To Marinate:
Prawns                                    1/2 kg
Ginger garlic paste                  1tbsp
Turmeric powder                    1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder                     1 tsp
Coriander powder                     2 tsp
Corn flour                                1 tsp
Maida/all purpose flour              1 tbsp
Sambar powder                         1.5 tsp
Thick Tamarind juice                 2 tsp
Red Food Color                        a small pinch (Optional)
Lemon juice                              2 tsp
Salt                                           To taste

To Cook:
Onion                              1 no
Green Chillies                 8
Garlic                               2 tsp (Finely chopped)
Soya Sauce                       2 tsp
Chilli Sauce                      2 tsp
Spring Onion                     To Garnish


  1. Remove the shell and clean Prawns very well. Finely chop the onions and spring onions. Split the green chillies.
  2. Mix all the ingredients mentioned in "To Marinate" Section with  Prawns and mix well. Allow it to marinate for atleast 1 hr.
  3. In a kadai, heat oil and fry the prawns till it becomes brown and keep aside.
  4. In a Pan, heat Oil and saute Onion till it becomes golden brown. Add Garlic and Green Chillies. Now add the Prawns and stir it for 2 mins in medium flame. 
  5. Add Chilli Sauce and stir well in high flame. Add Soya Sauce and stir well. Garnish with Spring Onion and remove from the flame.                                                                                                                                                          
  • Ajinamotto and Vinegar can be added in Marination step for more taste, but it is highly optional.
  • Don't cook Prawns much in Step 4 as it will becomes rubbery since Prawns will be cooked faster.
  • Add more green chillies according to your taste as adding sauces will have sweet flavour..


  1. Hi Poorni,

    Chilly prawn invites me !!!

    Neat presentation:)

    Keep on Dear:)

  2. Wow ! its real tempting one... Glad to follow u.......

  3. delicious and very interesting..

  4. Chilli Prawns recipe is a good taste and very attractive. Every one like this recipe. New different taste of Non Vegetarian recipes and very delicious recipe. Thank u.


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