Easy Thai Shrimp Cakes served on a platter with thai sweet chilli sauce

Easy Thai Shrimp Cakes (Video Recipe)

  • Author: Richa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 pieces 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: Thai


If you love shrimp, you will love these Easy Thai Shrimp Cakes. They are so easy to make – the mixture actually gets made in a food processor, and then pan fried till crisp outside. Don’t skip the Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce for dipping!


  • 3/4 cup finely chopped Onions
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped Celery
  • 500 grams/ 1 pound Shrimp (or Prawns)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Garlic
  • 2 Thai Chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped Cilantro (Coriander)
  • Salt to taste
  • 34 tablespoons Oil


  1. In a food processor, add onions, celery, shrimp, egg, garlic, thai chillies, fish sauce, rice flour, cilantro (I forgot to add this in the video but this adds a ton of flavor) and salt. Blend till mixed well but still slightly chunky.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet, and using an ice cream scooper, scoop the mixture on the pan. Use the back of a spatula to flatten it into cakes or cutlets. Cook on each side for 5-6 minutes, and take the shrimp cakes out on a tissue lined plate. Repeat till all the mixture is used. Serve hot with Thai sweet chilli sauce.


  • Shrimp: Use either fresh or frozen shrimp. Make sure the shrimp is cleaned, deveined and thawed to room temperature
  • Store mixture: The mixture can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for 5-6 hours. Make sure to bring it to room temperature before cooking
  • Rice Flour: Rice flour can easily be swapped with bread crumbs