Chao Tom Recipe - Seasoned prawns wrapped on sugarcane sticks and grilled.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Sugarcane sticks, Prawns (medium)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Starter

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Chao Tom

Hindi: cheeni
Ever imagined what life would be without some meetha? The gulab jamuns, barfis, pedas, laddoos, modaks, halwas…you can say let the sugar substitutes rule but not everything is possible with substitutes! One of oldest flavourings and condiments used by mankind, this ingredient is an instant provider of energy. Also available in various types, sugar is either derived from sugarcane or beetroot.

Chao Tom Recipe - How to make Chao Tom


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : High


  • Sugarcane sticks peeled 8 six inch

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 300 grams

  • Garlic 3 cloves

  • Shallots 3

  • White fish fillets cubed1/4 cup

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Fish sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Egg 1

  • Roasted rice powder 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish a few sprigs


Step 1

Crush and chop garlic. Chop shallots. Put garlic, shallots, prawns, fish fillet, salt, black pepper powder, sugar and fish sauce in a blender and grind into a fine paste.

Step 2

Transfer the prawn paste into a bowl. Add egg, rice powder and mix well. Dampen your palm, take a portion of prawn in your palm and wrap it tightly around a sugarcane stick.

Step 3

Repeat this with the remaining mixture and sugarcane sticks. Heat oil in a non stick grill pan. Place the prawn sticks in batches of 4 on the pan. Cook on medium heat rotating frequently until lightly browned all around. Do not overcook.

Step 4

Serve hot, garnished with mint sprigs and a sauce of your choice.