Schezwan Prawns / Szechuan Prawns


1/2 kg prawns, cleaned
1 big onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbsp / 8 big garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp finely chopped celery with leaves
1 1/2-2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp chilli paste
2 tsp vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp chilli sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
few spring onions, finely chopped
1 tsp sugar
4-5 dry red chillies
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp oil


  1. Soak 4-5 dry red chillies removing seeds in warm water for 10-15 minutes and then grind it to a paste. Keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the cleaned prawns with 1/2 tsp sugar and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped dry red chillies. Add chopped celery and crushed garlic and saute well.
  4. Add finely chopped onion and saute well till transparent.
  5. Add prawns and mix well for a minute. Then reduce the flame and add kashmiri chilli powder and mix well.
  6. Add 1 tsp chilli paste (step 1) and salt and mix well. Then mix in the vinegar.
  7. Then add soy sauce, chilli sauce and tomato sauce and mix well for a minute.
  8. Add 1/4 cup water and 1 tbsp finely chopped spring onions, mix well and cook covered on low flame for 5-7 minutes.
  9. Add 1/2 tsp sugar and chopped spring onions and mix well. Remove from flame and serve hot…

Recipe Source: Magic Oven

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