Thai Style Prawn & Petai (Bitter Beans)..

We used to have Thai Style Prawn & Petai at a Thai restaurant nearby our home and my Hubby just loves it! I wanted to imitate the dish by using selected ingredients. I'm aware they used a special sauce called Nam Prik Pao (Thai Chilli Paste) but I did not add that in my list.

Check out how I made this dish and received very good reviews from both my Hubby and son. It's quick and simple, trust me! We had it together with plain rice, Kailan Oyster Sauce and Tom Yum Fried Chicken (will post the recipe). 

Ingredients :~
  • 700gm large prawn ~ skinned and deveined
  • 250gm petai (bitter bean) ~ halved
  • 1 inch ginger *
  • 5 cloves garlic * pounded together
  • 2 onions ~ cut into rings
  • 1 red chilli ~ sliced
  • 4 pcs kaffir lime leaves ( daun limau purut )
  • 1 tbsp dried chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp tom yum paste ( I used Knorr )
  • 1/2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tsps fish sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 50ml water
  • oil
 Method :~
  1. Mix some salt to the cleaned prawns. Fry them in heated oil for 2 minutes and set aside on a paper towel.
  2. Reduce the oil in pan, enough for stir frying. Saute pounded ginger & garlic until fragrant. Add onion rings and red chilli. Stir for a minute.
  3. Add dried chilli paste, keep stirring for few minutes until the raw smell leaves. Add tom yum paste, fish sauce and kaffir lime leaves. Mix, add water and tamarind paste, allow to boil.
  4. Cook over medium to high heat and stir in the petai and fried prawns. Season with salt, give a quick stir stir and dish out. Have it with hot rice! Enjoyyyy :)

Do buzz me if you tried this easy-peasy recipe! ;)



  1. super tempting and inviting......awesome pics!!

  2. drooling over this dish...I dont fancy petai so i will take prawn n gravy ok...

  3. wow Love...very sedap2 n nice pics bikin kecur tau!!! hehe

  4. I really shouldnt be drooling over such delicious food at midnight, makes me hungry!!! Sri, the photos look awesome...aiyo. Now i will be thinking petai prawns for the next few days until i eat it!

  5. this looks so deliciously done....

  6. Lovely dish,drooling..beautiful clicks dear.

  7. Wowwww, cant take my eyes from ur clicks Sis, mouthwatering here.

  8. Can you teach us how to cook paprik as well??

    1. Hi Satya, I've shared Chicken Paprik before but it's in Malay.

  9. Hi Love, school holiday already over, how you doin'? I presume you must be busy with your 2 children.
    Love this prawn dish but make mine without the petai. LOL

    Have a lovely day ahead, take care my dear!

  10. Nice combo love.....looks yummy!!

  11. hi,,may i know wwhat is dried chilli paste,
    is it chilli powder,,,pls help,,,thanks

    1. Hi Anon, dried chilli paste is made of red dried chillies. The chillies are soaked in hot boiled water for 5 minutes and ground smooth using a grinder with little amount of water.

  12. Prawn, petai and chillies - nice combo! I would love this dish and I will require extra rice, please!

  13. delicious....
    lapar lak tengok...he3

  14. Sedapnya..... bitter beans tu walaupun ada bau tapi I suka... sebab banyak khasiat..boleh cuci perut ooo!

  15. hi sist, how are you?
    lama aku tak singgah sini :)
    ni pagi-pagi dah ada prawn sedap pula...

  16. Hi LOVE....berselera sangat tengok sambal udang petai ni...

  17. Wow, am drooling already! More rice please, and tomyam fried chicken? Sounds good to me!

  18. nampak sedap ni love..akak so far belum try makan petai..sebab
    tak reti..hehe..tapi udang akak makan..hehe

  19. Hi Love... Wah!! Nmpk sgt sedap !!!.. Akak terliur tgk tau..

  20. I tak makan petai but the photos really looks yummy :D

  21. This will be a nice variation to the usual prawns and petai in sambal sauce I have most of the time. Looks good.

  22. nice day :)
    hargailah hari kemaren,
    mimpikanlah hari esok,
    tetapi hiduplah untuk hari ini.
    bagi-bagi motivasinya yaah...

  23. Looks so good, lovely and delectable clicks :) Can guess how delicious it should have been :)

  24. What a Delicious food blog! I am feeling quite hungry now, can't wait to eat those yummy food :)

  25. tempting thai style the close up picture of the dish....

  26. hi lovely love..nampak mcm ada depan i ja this sambal petai..close up yg menarik!


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