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 protein that acts as building blocks for the body. Moreover, prawns also have a good amount of calcium, that 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 being loaded with vitamin B-12, it helps in maintaining the complete wellness of the body. So, more often that not, prawns happen to be one of my most favourites ingredients when it comes to making non-vegetarian fare. Some of my all time cherished prawn based recipes include Herb Garlic Roasted Prawns, Grilled Sambhal Prawns, and even Dry Prawn Chilli after recently trying it.
A sizzling combination of finely sauteed prawns, umpteen sauces and fresh greens, Dry Prawn Chilli is very appetizing! 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 fingerlicking Dry Prawn Chilli which is both delicious and wholesome! Here’s how to make it:
Dry Prawn Chilli
Dry Prawn Chilli
- Medium sized prawns - 400 g
- Egg - ½
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper powder - ½ tsp
- Maida - 2 tbsp
- Cornflour - 2 tbsp
- Soy sauce - 1 tsp
- Vegetable oil - for frying
- Ghee - 1 tbsp
- Onion - 1cup ( Finely chopped )
- Garlic - 2 tsp ( Finely chopped )
- Ginger - 2 tsp ( Finely chopped )
- Capsicum - 1 cup ( Cubed )
- Green chillies - 5-6 ( Slit into half )
- Chicken Stock cube - 1
- Soy sauce - 2 tsp
- Red chilli sauce - 2 tsp
- Vinegar - 1 tsp
- Spring Onion greens - 2tbsp ( Chopped )
- Lemon wedges - 2-3
- 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 2-3 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.
- Keep the lemon wedges on the side.
- Serve immediately.