Chilli prawns recipe video | How to make chilli prawns recipe (Indo chinese style)


Chilli prawns | Indo chinese style

The Chilli prawns is a very popular dish that is sure to be loved by everyone who tries it. Though it looks very complicated, Chilli prawns can be easily made from the comfort of your own home. Created by parveen, this simple and quick Chilli prawns can be easily prepared. The rich flavours and aromas of Chilli prawns are sure to appeal to your senses, set your taste buds tingling and make everyone keep on asking for more! Along with the lovely taste, Chilli prawns has various nutritional benefits, making Chilli prawns a perfect accompaniment for various family gatherings and occasions. The detailed step-by step procedure for creating Chilli prawns has been provided and can easily be followed by everyone. This Chilli prawns is every food lovers dream, so go ahead and cook this Chilli prawns with your loved ones and from the comfort of your own home!
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Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

Brining (30 mins, optional)

  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp salt (preferably sea salt)
  • 1 cup water

For marination

  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tbsp plain flour / maida (organic or unbleached)

For sauce

  • 1 ½ tbsps oil for frying prawns
  • 1 tbsp olive or sesame oil for sauce
  • ½ cup cubed capsicum / Bell pepper or as desired
  • ¼ cup Spring onions or ½ cup cubed onions layers seperated or as desired
  • 1 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 to 2 slit green Chili
  • 1 ½ tbsps. Chilli sauce
  • 1 to 1 ½ tsp soya sauce
  • 1 to 1 ½ tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili powder with 2 tbsps water or 1 tbsp chili paste
  • 250 grams of deveined prawns about 8 to 12 large
  • ½ tsp pepper crushed
  • ½ tsp sugar (optional)

How to make the recipe

  1. Devein and clean the prawns well. Rinse them under running water.
  2. Add sugar and salt to a bowl. Pour 1 cup of water. Stir well and add the prawns to this liquid.
  3. Set aside for 30 mins, meanwhile proceed with other preparation.
  4. Drain the water completely from the prawns and add corn flour, plain flour, pepper and very little salt. Mix every thing well and set aside for 10 mins. This helps the excess moisture from the prawns to be released and make the flour moist.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and fry the prawns on a medium heat, gently flipping to and fro. Since they are brined the cooking time reduces to half. So they just get done under 3 mins, though it depends on the size of the prawns. The prawns swril and take a C shape when are done. Do not overcook they will turn hard and rubbery.
  6. By then the flour coated over the prawns turn crisp. Set these aside to a absorbent tissue.
  7. Clear up the pan and add more oil. Saute garlic until fragrant. Add chilies, capsicum and onion cubes or spring onions. Sprinkle very little salt and sugar.
  8. Saute on a high flame just for one to 2 mins until the bell peppers are half cooked yet retain their crunch.
  9. Add chilli sauce, chilli paste, soya sauce, vinegar and pepper. You will also need to add 2 tbsps of water.
  10. Mix and allow the sauces to bubble. Taste this and add more spice or sauce if you like.
  11. Switch off the stove and add the prawns.
  12. Toss well and add spring onion greens if you have in hand.
  13. Serve chilli prawns immediately to enjoy the crust.

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