Chilli Prawns & Okra

Chilli Prawns & Okra

This is a dish that will blow your trunks off with an explosion of delightful combination of flavours with simple ingredients and a few spoonful’s of our products.

The secret to this dish is to use fresh prawns and cook off the prawn head juices with a potato masher.


  • 500 grams diagonally sliced okra

  • 20 pieces of regular sized prawns

  • 6 tbsp Neutral oil

  • 1 large brown onion

  • 1 tbsp Malaysian Chilli Sambal

  • 1 tbsp Chinese Chilli Oil

  • Optional soy sauce or salt to taste


  1. Remove the heads from the prawns, peel, devein and separate them in different bowls
  2. Slice 1 large brown onion
  3. Wash and diagonally slice okra and trim the stem end
  4. Heat a medium size pan over medium heat with 4 tbsp neutral oil and fry off the prawn heads and use a potato masher to squeeze out all the juices and flavours (very important). Cook for around 1-2 minutes until you the juice is reduced. Add peeled prawns and cook for another 2 minutes and remove from the pan. 
  5. Discard the prawn heads and use only the prawn meat
  6. Fry off sliced onion until to a golden brown with remaining oil and add sliced okra and cook for 2 -3 minutes
  7. Add cooked prawn meat to the onion and okra mixture
  8. Add 1 tbsp of Curious Elephant Malaysian Chilli Sambal and 1 tbsp Chinese Chilli Oil, cook and stir for a further minute
  9. Serve immediately with steamed rice

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