Chilli Prawns / Shrimp

It's been a long time, since I have posted a non veg recipe. I was just being loyal to my tried & tested recipes. I came across this recipe in a cookery show. Its a dry preparation which can be used as starters or can be a side dish with friedrice. You can also make fish in the same way.

Here is the recipe…

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Chilli Prawns / Shrimp

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Course: Appetiser, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Servings: 4 -5
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 500 gms Cleaned prawns
  • 3 tbsp Plain flour
  • 3 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Pepper
  • 1 Egg white
  • Salt
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 tbsp each Chopped Ginger & garlic
  • 1 small Capsicum
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Spring onion
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Crushed pepper
  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Mix together plain flour, corn flour, crushed pepper (1 tbsp), egg white and salt, with a little water and make a thick paste. Marinate the prawns in this paste for 20 minutes.
  • Fry the prawns and keep it aside. In the same oil saute ginger,garlic & chopped onion. When the onion becomes soft add capsicum & spring onion. Saute for 5 minutes & add chilli powder & crushed pepper. Mix well.
  • Add the sauces & salt. Stir for a few minutes and add the fried prawns. Mix well.Cook for some more minutes till it becomes dry. Garnish with spring onion.
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You can see this recipe featured in Shab's blog. Please check it out here.Thanks Shabs again :)

Please find below the picture of chilli prawns made by Rini, based on this recipe, thanks a ton dear :)

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33 thoughts on “Chilli Prawns / Shrimp”

  1. Hey…Maria…I’m a great fan of urs…i’v tried many of ur recipes and it always comes out well….I’m a newbie in cooking,just married..but I’m confident in preparing any dish with ur website…luv ur recipes…keep the gud work going….

    Luv Sneha

    • Hi Sneha,

      Thanks a bunch dear for the comment. Great to know that the site helps you with cooking.

      Btw, wish you a happy & blessed married life!

      Happy cooking!


  2. Hi Maria,
    I’ve tried this Chilly Prawns,honestly it came out very well,I would say Authentic,mouth watering& fantasticaly flavoured recipe….thank u so so much for this,God Bless you & keep up your good work’

    Very Best Regards,
    Mario Noronha (Kuwait )

  3. Hi Maria,
    I’ve tried this Chilly Prawns,honestly it came out very well,I would say Authentic,mouth watering& fantasticaly flavoured recipe….thank u so so much for this,God Bless you & keep up your good work’

    Very Best Regards,
    Mario Noronha (Kuwait )

    • Hi Mario,

      Thank you very much for your kind words & wishes. Great to know that you liked the chilli prawns recipe. Thanks again for leaving a comment here.


  4. Hi Maria,

    tried your chilli prawns. Just one word. Awesome, Yummylicious.

    Keep up the good work. Bye the way thanks for replying for the eggless cinnamon cake. I will keep that in mind regarding the baking soda/powder.



    • Hi Vanessa

      Thanks again dear for experimenting the recipes from this place & also for leaving comments :). Its great to know that you liked the chilli prawns, its my husband’s fav dish.


  5. Hi Maria, Just wanted to give u a tip to specify Plain flour as maida in the recipe itself cos me being the mandi and the beginner cook that i am used atta!and then i scrolled down and saw the comments!

    • Hi Saritha

      Thanks for the tip, I’ve updated the recipe :)

      Its ok it happens when you start cooking, thats how you get a feel of it ;)

      All the best!!


  6. Hi maria….dint make this for quite long time now….I have left a comment here long before i started a blog, u can see that:)….naale oru potluck party undu. Iam making this…i remember i made this for a party before and everyone loved this to the core……mumbu oru regular aayirunnu ithu….then i forgot about it……pinney madiyum….maria,i wanted ask you, have u used the measuring spoon for measuring the sauce and the prawns weight-is it after cleaning?.I know i shouldnt ask this since i cook regularly and very often….Pinney there are 10 adults and 5 kids for the potluck….a bit nervous….athaa. .Reply as soon as u can ok…

    • shabs dear,

      njanum ee recipide kaaryam actually marannu poyi :) mikkvarum prawns roast or prawns olathiyathu undakkum so…

      the weight of prawns is after cleaning. I used measuring spoon (approx). looks like a major party, kollalo. enjoy and have fun :)

  7. mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa……. i luv u
    ma godd what a amazing recepie i just simply luved it me n my mom r prawns lover n every one simply loved ur recepie thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx……… for such a wonderful recepie

    • Hi Princy

      Thanks a lot dear for your sweet words :) Am also a big prawns fan :) Very happy to hear that you liked it and thanks for writing to me :).


  8. hi maria,

    can you please tell me what is this ‘Plain flour’ . i am a regular vistor to your site. thanks for posting all these delicious dishes.



  9. I tried this receipe. It came awesome. When I cooked I thought I have made lot of prawns and was thinking there will be left over. But my friends and family finished it in a jiffy

    • Hi Malathi

      Thanks for trying this dish. very happy to know that your family & friends liked it :) and thanks a lot for writing to me.


  10. Hi Maria…
    I would really like to try out this recepie but I am really confused about what kind of tomato sauce to use…?? Can u pls help me out on these??….Are tomato sauce and tomato ketchup the same??

  11. Hi Seeba

    Happy to meet u & very happy to know that you are from Bahrain too :)

    Thanks a lot for dropping in & for your sweet words :) Please do try the recipes and let me know your feedback.

  12. hi maria,
    I tried this one and it came out so very well!!my husband really liked it….he loves prawns and he wanted me to try something else apart from my usual curry stuff….and thot of this one….its perfect…thx alot……i came to ur blog thru the site…and iam a regular visiter of ur blog now…..mouthwatering pictures u got in it…dint try ur lemon drizzle cake yet…..shud try that one…thanks once again!!

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