How to make Sweet and Sour Prawns -

Prawns made absolutely delicious cooked with tomato ketchup and vinegar.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Tomato ketchup (टोमाटो कैचप)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

For more recipes related to Sweet and Sour Prawns checkout Prawn Ambotik, Grilled Prawns with Burnt Kiwi Chutney, Karwari Prawn Curry, Malwani Prawns . You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Machchi Ke Sooley Fish Veronique Tisrya Chi Ek Shipi Prawn Curry with Tomato

Sweet and Sour Prawns

Sweet and Sour 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 : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sweet and Sour Prawns Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined with tails intact 8-10

  • Tomato ketchup ¾ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed white peppercorns to taste

  • Red chilli paste 1½ teaspoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + to shallow fry

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Celery chopped ½ teaspoon

  • Spring onion bulbs halved 4-5

  • Green capsicum cut into small triangles 1 medium

  • Vinegar 2½ teaspoons

  • Spring onion greens chopped, 2 tablespoons + for garnishing


Step 1

Put prawns with salt, crushed peppercorns and ½ teaspoon red chilli paste in a bowl, mix and set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan to shallow-fry.

Step 3

Add cornflour to marinated prawns and mix well. Shallow-fry the prawns in hot oil till golden.

Step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in another non-stick wok. Add garlic, ginger and celery and sauté well.

Step 5

Add remaining red chilli paste and mix well. Add spring onion bulbs and capsicum and sauté.

Step 6

Add ¼ cup water, salt, crushed peppercorns and tomato ketchup, mix well and cook till the sauce thickens.

Step 7

Add fried prawns, mix well. Add vinegar, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 8

Switch off heat, add 2 tablespoons spring onion greens and mix well.

Step 9

Serve hot garnished with spring onion greens.

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