Sweet and Sour Prawns

Here is the recipe…

Heat oil and add garlic. Fry till it becomes brown. Add sliced onion. Cover and cook till it becomes soft, no need to become brown…

Add prawns and the vegetables. Fry for 3-4 mins or till they are crunchy tender. Add all seasonings/sauces. Mix well. Cover and cook for 5 mins on low flame…

 Dissolve cornflour in 1/2 cup water and add to the curry. Cook for 5 mins…

Add cubed pineapple and mix well. Cook for 3-4 mins…

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Sweet and Sour Prawns/Chicken/Fish/Pork

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thai/Chinese
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Maria Jose

Ingredients

  • 300 gms Prawns (measured after cleaning)
  • 2 tsp Grated / crushed garlic
  • 1 med - big Onion (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Fish sauce (refer notes for substitute)
  • 1/2 tsp Soya sauce
  • 1 medium Tomato (sliced)
  • 1 small - medium Capsicum (sliced)
  • 1 medium Salad cucumber (sliced lengthwise)
  • 2.5 tsp Cornflour
  • 4-5 tbsp Tomato ketchup / sauce
  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 3-4 rings Tinned pineapple (cut into cubes)
  • Spring onion (for garnishing)
  • Salt
  • Oil

Instructions

  • Heat oil and add garlic. Fry till it becomes brown. Add sliced onion. Cover and cook till it becomes soft, no need to become brown. Add prawns and the vegetables. Fry for 3-4 mins or till they are crunchy tender. Add all seasonings/sauces and salt. Mix well. Cover and cook for 5 mins on low flame.
  • Dissolve cornflour in 1/2 cup water and add to the curry. Cook for 5 mins. Add cubed pineapple and mix well. Cook for 3-4 mins.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion. Serve with steamed/boiled white rice or fried rice.

Notes

To make chicken or pork: Add chicken (cut into small pieces) or pork (thinly sliced) along with onion. Cover and cook on low heat till chicken/pork is tender. Then follow the rest of the recipe as mentioned above. To make fish, follow the same procedure as prawns. The original recipe doesnt use chilli powder and soya sauce. So you can omit it if you want. Fish sauce substitute: combination of 2 parts soy sauce and 1 part lime juice (please note that I havent tried this, but it's recommended in some sites) Please be careful while adding salt, since the fish sauce and soya sauce already has salt in it.
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12 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour Prawns”

  1. Hi Maria,I always wondered how to make sweet and sour dishes…Will definitely try this one.. Thanx dear for this useful post. God Bless.

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