Rose’s Kitchen

Assam Prawns


600g prawns

1 tbsp tamarind paste

600ml water

3 tbsp cooking oil


2 tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt

dash of pepper

Ingredients to Blend:

10 shallots

10 buah keras

3 cloves garlic

1/2 tbsp chilli paste

1 cm piece tumeric

1 knob belachan


1.  Shell and devein prawns.  Wash clean and pat dry.  Marinate with salt, pepper and sugar for 20 minutes.

2.  Mix tamarind paste with water and strain out tamarind juice.

3.  Heat cooking oil and fry blended ingredients till fragrant and well cooked.

4. Add the tamarind water and bring to a boil.  Add prawns and simmer for another 5 minutes but do not overcook prawns.

January 29, 2007 - Posted by | Seafood


  1. Auntie, when you say knob of belachan…do you mean a thumb’s worth or smaller, like the tip of the index finger?

    Comment by Daniel | April 8, 2007 | Reply

  2. You can use a piece about half a thumb-sized.

    Comment by roseskitchen | April 8, 2007 | Reply

  3. HI Ms. Rose,
    You had a wonderful receipe which i enjoy trying. I am glad you are so generous in sharing your knowlege. Hope you have a wonderful day and enjoying your life at the fullest.

    God Bless

    Comment by Maggie Bui | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  4. Thanks Maggie. Glad you appreciate it.

    Comment by rose | April 2, 2009 | Reply

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