A sizzling combination of sautéed prawns, asian sauces, and fresh greens onions, these Indian styles crispy Dry Chilli Prawns are very appetizing. These get ready in under 20 minutes and uses very few and basic ingredients. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
Whenever I go to an Asian restaurant, my eyes search for something that is spicy and crispy, especially when it comes to Prawns recipe. And these Chilli Prawns are just my absolute favorite.
If I see Prawn Chilli on the menu, I had to order them. Not only me, but even my husband also enjoys it as much as I do. Therefore, one day when we both were craving for this delicious Chilli Prawns, but we were absolutely in no mood to go out, I decided to make it at home itself and the result for just lip-smacking.
The plate got wiped up clean in minutes. A sizzling combination of batter-fried crispy prawns, umpteen sauces, and fresh greens, prawn chili fry with capsicum has definitely become one of my favorite starters to make at home.
If you are a fan of Chinese food, you are sure to love this completely different take on prawns without a doubt!
So, the coming weekend, do plan out an exclusive Chinese meal for your family and make sure that you even serve them this finger-licking Dry Prawn Chilli which is both delicious and wholesome!
If you love Chicken Chilli and also love seafood, then this Chilli Prawns dish is for you.
Here are some more Prawn Recipes, that you can try your hands on – Orange Garlic Prawns, Grilled Sambal Prawns, Prawn Coconut Curry, Prawn Pulao, Kerala Prawn Curry, Lemony Garlic Butter Shrimp, and Shrimp Quinoa Fried Rice.
This Chilli Prawns recipe is,
- Crispy and saucy
- Absolutely lip-smacking
- Easy to make
- A perfect party starter
Step By Step Recipe
Wash and clean the prawns and pat them dry using a kitchen towel. Add prawns in a bowl along with egg, salt, black pepper powder, maida, cornflour, and 1 tsp soy sauce. Let the prawns marinate for 10 minutes.
Heat oil for frying in a pan. When the oil is hot, simmer the heat to medium and add the prawns. Fry until nicely browned and crispy.
Drain and keep aside.
Heat ghee in a wok. You can use oil as well but ghee gives it a very yummy taste. Trust my words and try it once.
Add onion, ginger, and garlic and fry on high heat for 1-2 minutes.
Add capsicum and green chillies and fry for another minute.
Crumble the chicken stock cube.
Add soy sauce, red chilli sauce and vinegar along with ½ cup of water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the prawns and toss them in the masala.
Garnish with spring onion greens.
Frequently Asked Questions
Considered to be an excellent source of selenium, prawns help in curing cancer.
It also helps in improving the circulation of blood, controls the pressure of blood, and even contains a protein that acts as building blocks for the body.
Moreover, prawns also have a good amount of calcium, which enhances the health of bones and teeth.
It also helps in curing umpteen skin diseases as it is loaded with Vitamin-E. But, best of all, it is loaded with vitamin B-12, it helps in maintaining the complete wellness of the body.
Fry the prawns on medium-high heat. If the heat is low, they will not become crunchy and if the heat is very high, they will burn from outside.
Fry the prawns in batches. I fried this amount in 3 batches.
If you want to serve this for a party, fry the prawns once and drain and keep aside. Make the sauce and keep it aside. Once ready to serve, heat oil and fry the prawns on high heat once again until crisp and heat the sauce again. Then toss them together and serve immediately.
To make Chilli Garlic Prawns Gravy, add 1-½ cup Water after adding all the sauces. To make it a little thick, add in 1 teaspoon cornflour in a little water and add in the curry. Once it becomes a little thick, add in the fried prawns, mix and garnish with green onions.
If you do not want to deep fry the prawns, you can simply cook the marinated prawns on a skillet for about a minute from both the sides. Do not overcook the prawns or they will turn chewy and rubbery.
You can also air fry the battered prawns or even bake them in an oven.
Yes, you can definitely use frozen prawns. Just add the frozen prawns in a bowl full of water for some time. Once they have been defrosted, pat them dry with a kitchen towel and they are good to use.
Chilli Prawns are served on its own as a starter, but if you are serving it for the main course, you can serve it along with some Indo Chinese Noodles, Fried Rice, Gravy, and some Momos or Dimsums for a full meal.
You can try Noodles and Rice recipes such as Veg Hakka Noodles, Chilli Garlic Noodles, Peanut Sesame Noodles, Chicken Hakka Noodles, Schezwan Fried Rice, Chinese Egg Fried Rice, Vegetable Fried Rice, or Easy Mushroom Fried Rice.
I will suggest you prepare this Chilli Prawns fresh, as they tend to lose their crispiness and become soft. But if you still have leftovers, you can store them for about 2 days if made fresh.
Also, if you are planning to make this dish, buy fresh prawns. The shelve life of cooked and raw prawns is the same, so the shelve life of this Chilli Prawns will same as the raw prawns.
Pro Tips By Neha
You can use any size of Prawns to make this Chilli Prawns, but I like to prepare it with medium sized prawns.
If you want to make it a little healthier, pan fry them instead of deep frying.
Prawns cook very quickly, so make sure you do not overcook them otherwise they will become chewy.
Do not make it ahead of time. Make it fresh for the best taste.
You can adjust the amount of red chili sauce and green chilies, as per your taste and preference.
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Chilli Prawns Recipe
- 400 g Medium sized prawns
- ½ Egg
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp Black pepper powder
- 2 tbsp Maida
- 2 tbsp Cornflour
- 1 tsp Soy sauce
- Vegetable oil (For frying)
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 1 cup Onion (Finely chopped)
- 2 tsp Garlic (Finely chopped)
- 2 tsp Ginger (Finely chopped)
- 1 cup Capsicum (Cubed)
- 5-6 Green chillies (Slit into half)
- 1 Chicken Stock cube
- 2 tsp Soy sauce
- 2 tsp Red chilli sauce
- 1 tsp Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Spring Onion greens (Chopped)
- Salt & Pepepr
- Wash and clean the prawns and tap them dry using a kitchen towel.
- Add prawns in a bowl along with egg, salt, black pepper powder, maida, cornflour and 1 tsp soy sauce.
- Let the prawns marinate for 10 minutes.
- Heat oil for frying in a pan.
- When the oil is hot, add the prawns and fry until nicely browned.
- Drain and keep aside.
- Heat ghee in a wok.
- Add onion, ginger and garlic and fry on high heat for 1-2 minutes.
- Add capsicum and green chillies and fry for another minute.
- Crumble the chicken stock cube.
- Add soy sauce, red chilli sauce and vinegar along with ½ cup of water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Adjust salt and pepper.
- Add the prawns and toss them in the masala.
- Garnish with spring onion greens.
- Serve immediately.