How to make 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 ( गन्ने की स्टिक्स ) , Prawns (medium) ( मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स )

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Starter

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Chao Tom

Hindi: cheeni
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For more recipes related to Chao Tom checkout Sugarcane Stick Kabab . You can also find more Starter recipes like Basmati Rice Indian Arrancini, Dahi Ke Kebab, Chicken and Corn Nibblets, Steamed Cabbage Roll. Or try out these recipes from Thai Cuisine like Brown Rice With Omelet, Chicken on Lemongrass Sticks, Thai Hot and Sour Soup, Thai Rolls.

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Chao Tom

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : High

Ingredients for Chao Tom

  • Sugarcane sticks peeled 8 six inch

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 300 grams

  • Garlic 3 cloves

  • Shallots 3

  • White fish fillets cubed 1/4 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.

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