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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Prawn Fritters (Cucur Udang)

A recipe from Rohani Jelani with slight adjustment 

For the fritters:
150 g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt 
¼ tsp tumeric powder (you can add more for extra aroma and flavour)
50 g onion, sliced thinly
30 g carrot, finely shredded
30 g Chinese chives, cut into 4 cm lengths
150 g prawns, shelled and de-veined

1-2 waterchestnuts, chopped into small cubes
200 ml water 

For the chilli sauce:
6 fresh red chillies (120g), sliced
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp white vinegar
2-3 Tbsp tomato ketchup
2 Tbsp water

1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the onion, carrot, Chinese chives and prawns. Stir in water and mix well.

2. Heat the oil in a wok or shallow pan on medium heat. Test by placing a small drop of batter into the oil – if it sizzles, the oil is ready. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter into the oil, leaving at least 1 cm of space between them. Fry until lightly puffed and golden brown on both sides. Drain well in a wire basket. Fry fritters in batches until all the batter is used up.

3. Meanwhile, measure all the ingredients of the chilli sauce into an electric chopper/blender and blend finely. Transfer into a small bowl. Serve the fritters hot or warm, accompanied with chilli sauce.

With the added of chopped waterchestnuts, there's some crunch in the texture when bite; and it taste good too.


  1. mel mel, wordless tuesday? hahaha... i come wordless with you today... lets sit by the swing and eat fritters...

  2. Only homemade cucur udang can one see a whole udang, and more than one udang per fritter, hehe ^^ chestnuts in cucur sounds interesting

  3. can send some for me kah? perfect with a cup of Kopi for tea ^_^

  4. Mel, your cucur udang looks so tasty! I want to join you and Victoria on the swing and eat cucur udang!

  5. I love prawn fritters and every time I walked passed Nyonya Colours in KL I will sure stopped by to have their cucur udang. But nothing beats yours Mel.

  6. Hi Mel,
    Yummy crisp crisp prawn fritters ... very addictive especially dip with chilli sauce :D

  7. Mel,only 4-5 pieces prawn fritters not enough for me lah...I want more please, hehe...

  8. Wow, looks so yum! Haven't eaten this for a long, long time!

  9. Hi Mel,

    I'm sure that my prawn-loving son will love these fritters too. I reckon eating these with the chili sauce is a must :D