How to make Prawns in Black Bean Sauce -

Deep fried prawns cooked with black bean sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Black bean sauce (ब्लैक बीन सॉस)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Prawns in Black Bean Sauce

Prawns in Black Bean Sauce 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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawns in Black Bean Sauce Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 12-15

  • Black bean sauce 4 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + to deep fry

  • Ginger minced 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic minced 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder ½ teaspoon

  • Chicken stock 1 cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 teaspoon

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Spring onions with greens roughly chopped 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a wok. Deep-fry prawns till they change colour. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger and garlic and sauté on high heat for a minute.

Step 3

Add black bean sauce and mix well. Add salt and pepper powder and mix well. Add ¾ cup stock, mix and cook.

Step 4

Dissolve cornflour in remaining stock to make a smooth slurry.

Step 5

Add fried prawns to the sauce, mix well and simmer for a minute.

Step 6

Add vinegar and mix well. Add slurry, mix well and cook for 2 minutes or till the sauce thickens.

Step 7

Add spring onion greens, mix well and simmer for a minute.

Step 8

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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