One of my
personal favorites when it comes
to Indian Chinese- Chili Prawns.
You will need:
500 gms prawn, deveined, shells removed and cleaned
1 medium size onion finely chopped
5-6 cloves of garlic finely chopped
8-10 green chilies finely chopped
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 tsp Ajino moto
Fresh cracked pepper
I bought frozen prawns which were already deveined. All I had to do was put them in lukewarm water for a few minutes and remove the shells and clean them for any last traces of dirt. Seafood or fish should not be handled and washed for too long, just a couple of minutes of cleaning is good for them.
Make a smooth batter with the corn flour, 1 egg, salt and pepper. While you are doing this, heat oil in a wok to deep fry the prawns.
Dip each prawn in the batter, to let it coat evenly and fry them in the hot oil. Drain them on paper towels.
Keep away all the excess oil from the wok keeping about less than 1 tbsp still for tossing the onions, etc.
Add the garlic and chilies and sauté them for a few minutes. Add the grated ginger and chopped onions and let them change into a glassy color.
Add this sauce to the sautéing onions and let it cook for about 4-5 minutes till you see the sauce thickening. Add the prawns and stir for a couple of minutes.