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Tamarind Prawns

This dish can be served as a main meal with rice, finger food or even on pasta.


  • ½ kg large prawns

  • 4 tablespoons tamarind concentrate

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon fish sauce

  • Oil for frying


  • 1.

    If using prawns with heads on, trim off eye portions and legs of prawns, but leave unpeeled.

  • 2.

    Combine thick tamarind concentrate, salt, pepper, sugar and fish sauce.

  • 3.

    Mix in prawns and leave for 15 minutes.

  • 4.

    Heat enough oil to coat the bottom of nonstick frying pan until hot.

  • 5.

    Fry prawns in batches to prevent overcrowding, over moderate heat for 3-5 minutes or until prawns are cooked.


You can get tamarind concentrate in the Oriental Grocery shop and also in Indian Grocery Store.

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