Sauteed Turmeric Shrimps

Turmeric shrimps is a delicious dish. The subtle taste of turmeric spices up the dish besides giving it a beautiful colour and the vegetables that are added makes it nutritious and wholesome.

5 stars

Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 10 mins


Udang Goreng Kunyit

Malaysian, Singaporean

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Nutrition per Serving

242 kcal
26 g
9 g
17 g

Sauteed turmeric shrimps also known as ‘udang goreng kunyit' is a flavourful dish despite the minimal amount of ingredients used. The subtle taste of turmeric enhances the deliciousness of the prawns. Moreover, the vegetables which are added to the dish make it healthy and wholesome.

Cook shrimps with shells or without?

In this recipe, I cooked the shrimps together with the shells as they enhance the flavour of the dish. You may also cook the shrimps without the shells, if that is your preference.

Vegetables to add to turmeric shrimps

Besides snow peas, other vegetables such as carrot, green beans or capsicum may be added.

Can other types of meat be used?

Yes, of course. Udang masak kunyit is just one of the many variations of this stir-fry dish with turmeric. There are other versions which use chicken, beef or squids. Simply substitute shrimps with the meat of your choice.

I would highly recommend this dish as an after work meal because it's so simple and fast to prepare. You will love it. Just remember not to overcook the prawns, else the texture would be tough.


1 tbsp
turmeric powder
1 tsp
1⁄2 tbsp
garlic clove(s)
yellow onion(s)
fresh chilli (red)
2 tbsp
1⁄2 tbsp
oyster sauce
snow peas

Steps to Prepare

Sauteed Turmeric Shrimps Step 1

Step 1 of 4

    • 12 prawns
    • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
    • 1⁄2 tsp salt

Marinate the prawns with salt and turmeric powder for 10 to 15 minutes.

Sauteed Turmeric Shrimps Step 2

Step 2 of 4

    • 1⁄2 tbsp oil

Heat oil over medium heat. Sauté marinated prawns until semi-cooked.

Sauteed Turmeric Shrimps Step 3

Step 3 of 4

    • 1 garlic clove(s)
    • 1 yellow onion(s)
    • 1 fresh chilli (red)

Add minced garlic, sliced onions and sliced chillies. Stir fry until fragrant.

Sauteed Turmeric Shrimps Step 4

Step 4 of 4

    • 2 tbsp water
    • 1⁄2 tbsp oyster sauce
    • snow peas
    • 1⁄2 tsp salt
    • scallions

Add water along with oyster sauce and snow peas. Add salt to taste. Stir fry until snow peas are cooked. Dish out and garnish with sliced scallions.

Published: June 28, 2014

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