Prawn Sambal

Another taste bud of my hometown which is very popular among seafood lovers.Due to bad climates changes my tongue wants to consume and enjoy some spicy food like these prawn cooked in sambal paste.A flavorful prawn dish that combines Malay, Chinese and Indian ingredients.This dish is very delicious served with Nasi Lemak or any rice dish.

Prawn Sambal

Serving Size:5

For the Sambal Paste:

1 chopped onions
2 chopped tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
10 dried chillies (soaked in hot water for 1hr)
5 garlic cloves
a small ginger
1tsp sugar
1tbsp tomato paste
1tsp shrimp paste (optional)
1tsp grounded anchovy (fry dried anchovy in 2tbsp oil and grind it)
3tbsp lime juice
2tbsp grated coconut

Coat a frying pan with 2tbsp oil and roast all the above mention ingredient and grind to a smooth paste once cooled-keep aside.

1lb prawns cleaned
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp fish masala

Preparation Methods:

In wok add 3tbsp oil and add mustard seeds. Once the seed starts to crack add the chopped onions and tomatoes. Sauté them till they become tender and pour the sambal paste and bring to a boil. Once the paste starts to boil add the prawns and cover with lid. Let the cook well in the paste for about 10 minutes or until the oil starts to separate. Remove the lid and adjust the level of salt and serve hot with steaming white rice.


Vrinda said…
Ur prawn curry is glazing dear,yummm
prasu said…
wow..........totally delicious dear..............
Wonderful meal can i join for the lunch but u have to make egg sambal for me sariya?
Sure Pavi..tell me when u r coming..a welcome feast will be waiting for u...thanks for the comments Prasu,Shama and Vrinda
Mythreyi Dilip said…
Excellent prawn sambal dear:)
I love to try ur yummy dish da but i couldn't find shrimp paste in stores. Can i make this recipe without shrimp paste and anchovy. Does it taste as good as you made?
Sarah Naveen said…
Superb!!! i m drooling..I love prawns..Perfect with hot rice..
Tina said…
Wow my fav...looks so colourful and yummyyy...
gtyuk said…
prawns sambal looks absolutely delicious Sara!! my bro-in law is from malaysia, so, he's the one who introduced the sambal to me and I do a similar preparartion too; this recipe is nice!! thank you for the recipe !!
Thanks girls for the encouraging comments.Mythreyi u can omit them if u cannot find the will taste good too.You should be able to get them in the Asian stores dear or those shop that sells international food stuffs..
my kitchen said…
Colorful Prawns,looks Delicious