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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Prawns In Hot Garlic Sauce

Going out to have Chinese is something we do often, unless it can be created at home. Fried prawns cooked in hot garlic sauce is delightful in taste and will make a great side dish with Chinese fried rice, noodles or just plain steamed jasmine rice.


45 to 50 counts - Medium size prawns

Marinate prawns with

1 tbsp - Cornflour
1 - Egg, beaten well
Salt to taste

For the Sauce

20 to 25 flakes - Garlic, finely chopped
2'' pieces - Ginger, finely chopped
4 to 5 stalks - Spring onion
6 tbsp - Tomato ketchup
4 tsp - White vinegar
4 to 5 tsp - Red chili paste
1 tbsp - Soya sauce
1 tsp - Sugar
2 tbsp - Cornflour ( dissolved in little water )
Salt to taste
sesame or groundnut out


1 ) To marinate the prawns - Mix cornflour, egg, salt to taste and mix well with the prawns. Marinate for 15 minutes.

2 ) Cut the spring onion - Separate the onion and greens. Chop the greens separately for final garnishing. And the onions, chop them and keep ready for the sauce. In a bowl, mix tomato ketchup, vinegar, chili paste, soya sauce, sugar and keep mixed sauce ready.

3 ) Heat a kadai/ wok, pour some oil for deep frying the prawns. Add the marinated prawns into the hot oil and cook on both sides in medium heat till prawns turns white in color. Once the prawns is cooked transfer to a plate draped with paper napkin to drain off excess oil. Fry all the marinated prawns this way.

4 ) To the remaining oil( add more oil if needed) add ginger and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds, then add the onion and sauté till translucent. Then add the previously mixed sauces to the kadai and stir fry for a minute.

5 ) Now add the fried prawns and stir-fry for a minute. Then add salt to taste and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and cook for few seconds. Then add the dissolved cornflour in water to the kadai and stir fry for 15 seconds. Turn off the stove, garnish with green onion and serve hot.

Serve hot with chinese fried rice, noodle or steamed rice.

To make red chili paste -

Soak 6 whole dry kashmiri chili in little water for 1/2 hour. Then grind to a paste with little water in which the chili was soaked in.


Sushma Mallya said...

Wow prav looks too good,mouthwatering prawns..never tried it chinese way but would love to have this now...

Subi said...

it looks soo yummy. I have to try this. Will let you know.

Suji said...

We love fusion dishes..This looks so yummy and love that red color pravs..

Kairali sisters

Az said...

Simply delicious!!!

Nitha said...

Love this dish.. Looks gorgeous..

Trupti said...

wow prawns looks delicious

Suganya said...

Perfect prawn recipe. Looks so good. So mouthwatering. Reminds me abt chilli prawn....YUM!

amna said...

looks restaurant ishtyle! very nice :)

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a irresistible dish, makes me hungry..

PranisKitchen said...

like to taste it now what a delicious looking prawn dish.. very nice recipe

Unknown said...

Just Wow! looks so appetizing.

Suja Manoj said...

Wow that looks so yummy..lovely color, gorgeous.

Me said...

Do you have something like this with paneer instead of prawn or will just substituting paneer work with this recipe?
Thanks for the awesome recipes.

kalpana said...

i just tumbled on your site by chance.....
The prawns look yummy.... just wanted to know is white vinegar a must?????
can I cook without it??????????

Gina Mary said...

This dish looks soooo good!! We are making it right now. I will let you know how it turned out!!

Shreeja N said...

Yummy recipe! Am going to make this!Was searching for prawns fry n gravy recipes when I came across this.TC;)

Samantha Fernandes said...

Made this recipe. It was awesome. Thanks

goldriver said...

Authentic Recipe. Try it out ;will not regret.

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe today and it turned out amazing. Served it with veg Hakka noodles. Thanx for the recipe.

Pravs said...

Thank for the feedback.Appreciate it !

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Pravs said...

Anon - Thank you so much for pointing out this to me. Will do needful.