Sambal petai udang (spicy prawns with stinky beans)

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Rice bowl petai shelled from four

4 tablespoons oil

10 shallots, ground with one stalk lemon grass

2 tablespoons dried chilli paste

3 chili padi

1/2 teaspoon dried shrimp paste

1 tablespoon tamarind paste mixed with 250 ml water

200 g fresh prawns

1 large onion

1/2 to 1 teaspoon sugar

Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in wok and fry the ground shallots and lemon grass till fragrant. Add the sliced onion, chilli paste, chili padi and shrimp paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add tamarind juice and continue to stir till the desired consistency. Add prawns and stir till three-quarters cooked.
  • Then add in the petai and cook for about two minutes. Add sugar and salt to taste.
  • The petai should be just half cooked to taste good.

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