Saturday, 18 August 2012

Sambal Prawns

Sambal prawns is a delicious & popular Malay recipe .here I gave a try to cook it at home. The taste was so good. I can’t resist it with some plain rice. Here is the recipe for sambal prawns.


500g  prawn/shrimp, cleaned, shelled and deveined

3-4 tablespoons oil

2 cups of water

2 tablespoons tamarind pulp, mixed with 1/2 cup water and strained

3 kaffir lime leaves, sliced thinly

10 dry red chillies, remove the seeds if don’t want to be spicy

8-10 shallots, peeled

5 tbspn belacan

Sugar 1 tsp or to taste

Salt to taste


Grind red chilly & shallots together with belacan.
Grind them until become a fine paste & Set aside.
Heat cooking oil in a pan.
Once oil is hot,   add the spice paste and stir-fry until aromatic.
Then add the prawns. Continue to stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes.
Then add water, tamarind juice and bring it to boil.
Finally add kaffir lime leaves, salt, and sugar. Check sugar & salt as per taste.
The final taste should be a mix of sweet & spicy.
Serve hot with rice.

Sharing with EID Potluck party


  1. prawns look delicious... would like to know what is belacan?

    1. Hi Amina,it is shrimp paste,easily can buy from a Asian store or pl check this post.There is one recipe on how to prepare this at home....

  2. I'm a huge fan of prawns & this is yummy! Amy, have you submitted your entry to my Kneipp Giveaway? It's closing tmr! Don't give up, you may get lucky this time round :) Enjoy your weekend, dear!

  3. I will surely try this one day as I love prawns

  4. Yummy shrimp curry. thanks for bringing it to my Virtual Eid Potluck Party. I'm sure the guests will love it too :)


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