How to make Prawn in Black Bean Sauce -

Jumbo prawns cooked with black bean sauce and some other ingredients.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga), Black bean sauce (ब्लैक बीन सॉस)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Prawn in Black Bean Sauce

Prawn in Black Bean Sauce Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawn in Black Bean Sauce Recipe

  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) shelled and deveined 10-12

  • Black bean sauce 3 tablespoons

  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh red chillies diagonally sliced 1-2

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fish stock ½ cup + for making slurry

  • Onion cut into cubes and layers separated 1 medium

  • Green capsicum cut into medium pieces 1 medium

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon

  • Peanuts crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Basil leaves 5-6 + for garnishing


Step 1

Put prawns in a bowl, add 1 tablespoon soy sauce and salt and mix well. Set aside to marinate.

Step 2

To prepare sauce, heat oil in a non-stick pan, add red chillies and garlic and sauté till garlic turns golden.

Step 3

Add marinated prawns and toss. Add black bean sauce, remaining soy sauce and fish stock and mix well.

Step 4

Add onion and capsicum, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Mix cornstarch in some stock to make a smooth slurry, add to the pan and mix well. Add sugar and peanuts and mix well. Cook for a minute.

Step 6

Roughly chop basil leaves, add to the mixture and mix well.

Step 7

Serve hot garnished with a basil leaf.

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