Sambal Udang/Prawn Sambal Recipe

Sambal Udang (Prawn Sambal) with Roti Jala recipe - Prawn sambal is my most requested dish and quite delicious when served with lacy pancakes, called roti jala.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Malaysian
Keyword Sambal Udang (Prawn Sambal)
Servings 4 people
Calories 39 kcal


  • 5 tablespoons sambal tumis, click here for Salt and Turmeric's easy sambal recipe
  • 1 quarter medium-sized onion
  • 10 shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind pulp, soaked with 1/4 cup of warm water and extract the juice
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil


  1. Heat up a wok with cooking oil and add the onions. Saute the onions until aromatic, then add in sambal and prawns. Add tamarind juice and bring the sambal udang to boil. Add salt and sugar to taste. Serve hot with roti jala/lacy pancakes.
Nutrition Facts
Sambal Udang/Prawn Sambal Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 118mg5%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.