Sweet and Sour


Our garden terrace is the prettiest part of our top-floor apartment. It has a tiled floor lined with marble seats (to sit with your legs propped up…as Fauri’s demonstrating above…) and beautiful potted plants.

And it never seems like a waste of time when I do absolutely no work (on my day off) and just laze around the terrace, instead of catching up with non-work related stuff. You can’t really blame me.

Sunday swung by quietly once more, with both me and Fauri wishing that we were with our Mothers to celebrate Mothers’ Day. The day didn’t show any signs of improving since an outing in the sun seemed scary literally. Instead, I cooked up a sweet and sour prawn concoction, considering that my mother absolutely adores prawns.

And oh, Happy Mothers’ Day to all!!


Sweet-n-Sour Prawns

What You Need:

– 1 tablespoon of olive oil

250gms prawns, peeled and cleaned (and the black vein removed!)

– Half a cup of cherry tomatoes, halved

– 3 big garlic cloves, finely chopped

– 1 large spring onions, chopped

– Half a teaspoon of coriander powder (per 250gms)

– 1 teaspoon of ginger paste (or better yet, grab a medium-ish ginger and slice it finely into ultra-thin strips)

– 2 teaspoons of rice wine vinegar

– 2 tablespoons of dark soy

– 2 tablespoons of honey

– Half a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper (if you like it hot, use more)

– Salt to taste

– Chopped coriander leaves to garnish with



– Heat oil in a wok (yes, please invest in a good wok…its a kitchen essential)

– Saute the onions, garlic and ginger till they soften and start browning.

– Add the cherry tomatoes and cook on medium heat till soft.

– Pat dry the prawns with a clean piece of cloth and add them to the wok. Toss with the onions and tomatoes.

– Mix the vinegar, soy, coriander powder and honey in a small bowl. Add to the wok. Toss well again.

– Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 4-5 minutes.

– Season with salt and pepper.

– Serve hot along with steamed rice, topped with fresh cilantro leaves.

Tip: Adding julienned carrots makes the dish more colorful (and no doubt, more healthy)….just soften them along with the tomatoes.


Mom, this one’s for you!

6 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour

  1. I made this tonight and it was awesome. The whole family chowed down, including a 2-year-old who kept demanding “more shrimp please!”

    thanks for the recipe.

  2. Thanks! Just had this for dinner tonight and it was quick and scrumptious! Will definitely do this one again!

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