Sambal petai with prawn recipe

Smallkucing and his Mamarazzi came to find me for dinner to drop off some goodies they bought during their most recent trip back to Kuala Terengganu. Among of those goodies is some petai (stinky beans). Despite of the stinky and unpleasant smell, I love petai very much. And I can eat lotsa it especially if it’s made into some sambal.

I really couldn’t help myself and fished out some prawns from my freezer and made some sambal petai with prawn for dinner today. Here’s sharing the recipe with you folks:

500 g Medium Size Prawn

200 g Petai

2 Onion

240 g shallot

180 g Red chilli

5 g dried chilli (soaked in water to soften it)

15 g fresh tumeric

2 tbsp belacan powder

2 tbsp dried shrimp (soak in water to soften)

3 – 4 tbsp cooking Oil

20 g Tamarind Paste (mix with one cup of warm water)

Salt to taste

Sugar to taste (optional)


Blend the red chili, dried chili, shallots, tumeric, belacan powder and dried shrimp together.

Heat up wok with the cooking oil, when the wok is warm, add in onions and the blended mixture. Stir-fry in medium high heat for 3 – 5 minutes until the onion turn soft and the “sambal” is fragrant, it will be a bit dry at this time.

Stir in the prawns and the tamarind juice (if you want more sambal, add in a little bit more water) continue to cook until the prawn is almost done.

Lastly add in petai and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and sugar to taste. Serve warm with rice.

Cleffairy: Petai will make your urine smelly. If you don’t want your pee to smell so smelly, add in some eggplant in the sambal. Eggplant help you reduce strong smell of urine if you eat it with petai.


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      If I’m not in the mood… I lagi instant, Cikgu. I just go and buy the maggie instant sambal paste and toss everything inside. >.< But sometimes... I like to do things from scratch... it taste much nicer. 😀

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