How to make Peppy Prawns -

These prawns are light, absolutely delicious and completely irresistible.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Black pepper powder (कालीमिर्च पावडर)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

Peppy Prawns

Peppy Prawns 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 : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Peppy Prawns Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 2 cups

  • Black pepper powder ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed 4

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Light soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1½ tablespoons + to deep fry

  • Garlic cloves crushed 3

  • Ginger chopped ¾ inch

  • Spring onions sliced 2

  • Spring onion greens sliced 3 stalks


Step 1

Put salt, a ¼ teaspoon pepper powder, half the crushed peppercorns, 1 tablespoon cornflour and 1 tablespoon soy sauce in a bowl and mix. Add prawns, mix well and set aside to marinate for fifteen minutes. Mix remaining cornflour with 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick wok and deep-fry prawns for two minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Heat 1½ tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic, ginger and spring onions and sauté for two minutes on high heat.

Step 4

Add prawns, salt, remaining pepper powder, half the remaining crushed black peppercorns, remaining soy sauce, cornflour mixture and spring onion greens. Stir-fry on high heat for four minutes, or until the prawns are cooked through.

Step 5

Sprinkle the remaining crushed black peppercorns and serve hot.

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