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Fried Prawns with Stink Beans (Udang Tumis Petai) Recipe

Fried Prawns with Stink Beans (Udang Tumis Petai) Recipe

Fried Prawns with Stink Beans (Udang Tumis Petai) Recipe

Ingredients :

    • Galangal – 2.5-cm knob, peeled
    • Turmeric – 2.5-cm knob, peeled
    • Roasted cashew nuts – 10
    • Lemon grass (serai) – 4 stalks
    • Dried chillies – 20, soaked to soften
    • Red chillies – 5
    • Bird’s eye chillies (cili padi) – 5
    • Shallots – 240 g, peeled
    • Garlic – 2 cloves, peeled
    • Dried shrimp paste (belacan) – 4 x 2.5-cm piece
    • Small prawns (shrimps) – 600 g, shelled and cleaned
    • Cooking oil – 6 Tbsp
    • Tamarind pulp – 1 heaped Tbsp, mixed with 125 ml water and strained
    • Stink beans (petai) – 15 pods, removed from pods and skinned
    • Sugar – 1 tsp
    • Salt – 11/2tsp

Method :

    1. Combine galingale, turmeric, cashew nuts and lemon grass and blend (process) into a paste. Set aside.
    2. Combine chillies, shallots, garlic and dried shrimp and blend into a paste. Set aside.
    3. Heat oil in a wok and fry ground galingale paste until fragrant. Add ground chilli paste and fry over low heat until fragrant and oil separates.
    4. Put in prawns and stir-fry for a few minutes, taking care not to overcook prawns. Add tamarind juice and bring to a slow boil.
    5. Put in stink beans and stir in sugar and salt. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Dish out and serve hot.

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves 6