Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Prawn Sambal/Chili Prawns (Singapore style)

If you are spicy food lover, you will definitely love this. Prawn sambal is best eaten with coconut rice.  If I remember right, the origins of this dish is from Indonesia. However, everyone cooks it differently. This is my style. It has been adapted to the availability of ingredients. I like to keep things simple. So here is a very simple and delicious recipe.

During our dating days (hubby and me), I used to cook this dish in his place every other weekend. He loved it so much. I guess I found a way to his heart, through his stomach. Lol!

I usually serve the prawn sambal with coconut rice, roasted peanuts, omelete and sliced cucumbers.

Here is the full ingredient list.

 Recipe serves 3-4 people.
  • Prawns - 1/2 Kg / 1 pound (cleaned, de-shelled)
  • Tofu - 1 block (diced)
  • Lemongrass - 1 stalk (smash the ends)
  • Tomato - 1 large (cut into 6-8 pieces)
  • Shallots - 8 pieces (Use 1 large purple onion if shallots are not available)
  • Coconut cream - 2 tablespoon
  • Fish sauce / salt to taste
Make a paste of the following:
  • Dried chillies - 15 pieces (soak in hot water for 10 mins to soften chillies)
  • Garlic - 8 cloves 
  • Ginger - 1 inch

Video Tutorials : CLICK HERE

Hope you give it a try. If you do, please share your experience.

Thanks for coming by.


  1. Uma...You are 1 woman with magical hands....I just love ur talent...keep it up dear..

  2. I am a fan of spicy foods. This is another great recipe to try.

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  3. I tried it and it was a success at first go...hurray! Thanks a lot!

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  4. The flavor was really nice. Not as spicy as I thought it was going to be. Hubby thought it needed some veggies, so I will add them next time. Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. It was delicious. Thank you for the recipe. I was looking for a straightforward one. I'm glad I came across this one. Cos this is similar to the ones our Indian mothers made. Except for the fish sauce la. But I just used salt. It was delicious nevertheless.