Prawn and Petai Sambal

Petai might be an acquired taste but try our Prawn & Petai sambal and you may just be converted into a Petai lover. Quick and easy to cook, you can keep this in the fridge for later or make a bigger batch to have throughout the whole weekend! Try it….coz we know you’ll love it!

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350g Prawns
100g Petai
7 Small Red Onions
3  Garlic Cloves
1 Inch Ginger
1 Tsp Belacan
1 Tsp Tamarind Paste
2 Lemongrass
1 Kaffir Lime Leave
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Pepper
2 Tsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Chili Boh (Blended Chillies)
2 Tbsp Dried Prawns (Pounded)


  1. Blend the onions, garlic, ginger, belacan and tamarind paste with about ¼ cup water.
  2. Heat up 3 tbsp cooking oil in a wok, add in the lemongrass after about 1 min add in the blended chili mixture, chilli boh and fry for 2 mins
  3. Add in the kaffir lime leaf, dried prawns, sugar, salt, and ½ cup of water, then keep stirring and allow to cook for 2 mins (adjust the heat to make sure you don't burn the sambal)
  4. Finally add in the prawns stir for 2 min, then add in the petai and cook for another 2 mins.

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