How to make Popiah -

Pancake rolls stuffed with a spicy prawn mixture – a delicious snack.Filled with shredded vegetables and more. Popiah is a popular street food in Malaysia. It's also one of the popular dishes served at home.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (small), Cornflour/ corn starch (कॉर्नफ्लावर/कॉर्नस्टार्च)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Palak Chole Tikki Cream Style Corn Espresso Parsi Shrimp Cakes Rasgulla Chaat


Popiah Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Popiah Recipe

  • Prawns (small) cooked 100 grams

  • Cornflour/ corn starch ¼ cup

  • Refined flour (maida) ¾ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Eggs 2

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + as required

  • Bamboo shoots tinned 50 grams

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 4-5

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Hoisin sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Light soy sauce ½ tablespoon + for drizzling

  • Soya bean paste 1 tablespoon

  • Cucumber peeled and cut into thin strips 1 medium

  • Spring onion bulbs finely chopped 3-4

  • coriander leaves chopped For topping

  • Bean sprouts 1 cup

  • Eggs hard-boiled and peeled 2-3


Step 1

Sieve flours with salt and pepper powder into a bowl.

Step 2

Beat eggs in another bowl and add to the flour mixture. Mix well. Add 1 cup water and mix well into a thin smooth batter.

Step 3

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Pour some of the batter and swirl to cover the base. As soon as it sets flip to cook the other side. Make more pancakes similarly taking care that they are quite thin.

Step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick wok.

Step 5

Roughly chop prawns. Slice bamboo shoots.

Step 6

Add garlic to the wok and sauté till brown. Add onion and sauté for a minute.

Step 7

Add chopped prawns and sliced bamboo shoots, mix and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 8

Add hoisin sauce and soy sauce and mix well. Add soya bean paste, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 9

Add pepper powder, mix well and cook for a minute. Switch off heat.

Step 10

Place a pancake on the worktop. Put a portion of the prawn mixture on one side. Top with cucumber, spring onion, coriander leaves and bean sprouts. Drizzle little soy sauce on top.

Step 11

Cut eggs into thin wedges and place on top. Wrap tightly.

Step 12

Cut into pieces and serve immediately.

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