Salted Egg Shrimps


Salted Egg Shrimps


  • 20 pieces large white shrimp deveined
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 10 pieces curry leaves/basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup MAYA Cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • oil for frying
  • 2 pieces medium sized onion chopped
  • 3-4 pieces salted eggs
  • ¼-1/2 cup all-purpose cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 5 pieces red chilies sliced
  • 2- 3 tablespoons sugar or as needed


  1. Wash and devein shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat.
  3. Fry leaves and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, mix cornstarch, paprika and garlic powder. Mix well.
  5. Dredge seasoned shrimp with cornstarch mixture. Set aside.
  6. Deep fry shrimp, until color change and set it aside.
  7. Fry again for another 30 seconds or until golden brown.
  8. Using a blender or food processor, puree one-piece onion, salted eggs, cream, and milk. Set aside.
  9. In another saucepan, heat up oil and butter, pan sauté chillies and remaining onion.
  10. Add pureed salted egg mixture, and let it simmer for 30sec to 1 minute. Adjust taste by adding sugar and pepper to your salted egg sauce.

  11. Add fried shrimp and fried leaves. Toss shrimp until it is well covered with the sauce.

  12. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Yield: approx. 5 - 6 servings

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