How to make Sambal Udang -

Prawns in hot sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Jumbo prawns (जम्बो प्रॉन्स), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indonesian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Sambal Udang

Sambal Udang 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sambal Udang Recipe

  • Jumbo prawns peeled, deveined and tail intact 400 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Potatoes peeled, cut into wedges and boiled 2 small

  • Coconut milk 2 cups

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Spice paste

  • Shallots 6-8

  • Garlic cloves 5-7

  • Fresh red chillies 4

  • Shrimp paste 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Boil three cups water in a deep non-pan, add salt and prawns. Cook for three to four minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Grind together shallots, garlic, red chillies and shrimp paste to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add the ground paste and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add potatoes and prawns and mix well. Add coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add salt and tamarind pulp and mix well. Simmer for two minutes.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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