Chilli Prawns Stir Fry - Hakka Chinese Style

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Jan. 11, 2022

Hakka Chinese food is very popular in India and all over the world. Chinese immigrants brought their delicious recipes from their homeland to their adopted country, India. From there it took on spices and flavors popular with the Indian people and morphed into a new delicious version.


Prawns/Shrimp 500 Gram (shelled and deveined)
Lime 1/2
Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoon
Fresh cracked pepper 1 Teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon , divided (in total)
All purpose flour/Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon
Egg 1
Soya sauce 1 Tablespoon
Finely diced onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped garlic 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped ginger 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Green chillies 2 , slitted
Dried red chillies 4
Onion petals 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Green pepper cubes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Tomato 1/2 , cubed
Fried tofu 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Red chilli sauce 2 Tablespoon
Dark soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Cornstarch slurry 2 Tablespoon
Chopped coriander 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. Marinate the Prawn with lime juice, salt and turmeric and set aside for about 10 mins.


2. Then add the pepper, ginger, and garlic paste, flour, egg, soya sauce and mix well.

3. Deep fry this in batches and keep aside.

4. In a wok, heat up some oil and sauce the diced onion, garlic and ginger.

5. Add the green and red chilies.

6. Add the onion petals and green pepper.

7. Add the ginger and garlic paste and saute.

8. Add the tomato and tofu.

9. Add the red chili sauce, soya, and vinegar.

10. Add the water and mix.

11. Add the cornstarch.

12. Now toss in the prawn and allow to coat.


13. Add the chopped coriander and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4