More Great Recipes: Asian | Main Dish

Sambal Prawn with Bitter Beans (Sambal Udang Petai) - Syarizan Adzlinda Mohd Zin, MALAYSIA

User Avatar
Member since 2016
No Video

Serves 2 | Prep Time 30 Minutes | Cook Time 10 Minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Recipe and picture credit to Asian Food Channel (AFC) & Chef Wan from the show Best Wan!

Ingredients You'll Need

- 0.3 cup / 2⅗ fl oz vegetable oil
- 0.2 cup / 1½ fl oz tamarind juice (assam juice) - mix tamarind pulp with hot water,strain
- 1 tablespoon palm sugar (gula melaka)
- 40 bitter beans or stink beans (petai), peeled
- 1 kg of medium-sized prawns, shelled
- 6 tablespoons / 3 fl oz sugar
- Salt to taste
Paste (to be finely ground):
- 10 shallots, peeled (red onions)
- 30 dried chillies, soaked in hot water to soften and drain
- 1 tablespoon / ½ fl oz roasted shrimp paste (belacan)
- 1 cup water


1. Heat cooking oil in a wok, add paste and stir-fry till fragrant and oil begins to appear on the surface.

2. Add in bitter beans and fresh prawns. Then pour in tamarind juice and palm sugar.

3. Cook for several minutes, add salt to taste and water to prevent burning.

4. Dish onto a serving plate when prawns are cooked. Best served with fragrant rice.

Pairs Well With

White fragrant rice.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

7 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana