Chilli Prawns

Chilli Prawns

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Chinese

Delicious starter cooked in Chinese style


  • Large prawns, shelled and deveined 6
  • Red chilli sauce 2 tsps
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Egg white 1
  • Cornflour 4 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 2 tsps + to deep fry
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped 4
  • Ginger, finely chopped 1 inch
  • Spring onions, finely chopped 4
  • Dry ginger powder (optional) ½ tsp
  • Tomato sauce 5 tbsps
  • Soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar 2 tsps


  • To make the batter take egg white, 2 tbsps cornflour and 1 tbsp water in a bowl and whisk till smooth.
  • Take the prawns on a plate and sprinkle salt on them.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. Dip the prawns in batter, slide into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown.
  • Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Heat 2 tsps oil in a non-stick wok, add garlic and ginger and saute on high heat for 1 minute.
  • Add half the spring onions and ginger powder, mix and reduce heat.
  • Add tomato sauce, chilli sauce, chilli powder, soy sauce and vinegar and mix well.
  • Add prawns and mix gently till they are well coated with the sauce.
  • Transfer into a serving plate, garnish with remaining spring onions and serve immediately.