About this recipe:This was my first recipe, and I knew it was good when my entire family loved it, especially my mum! It's inspired by the Bengali cooking I grew up with and is best served with rice or naan.
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
salt to taste
5 green chillies, seeded and chopped
200g (7 oz) raw peeled prawns
2 tablespoons water
1 bag prepared stir-fry vegetables
handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
2 cherry tomatoes, chopped - to serve
Method Prep:5min › Cook:25min › Ready in:30min
Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat. Add the onion, turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala, salt and green chillies and stir till onions turn crispy brown, about 3 minutes.
Add the prawns to the frying pan, stirring well, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the water and stir to release any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the vegetables and mix well, then cook covered for 3 minutes. Add coriander and cook covered for a further 1 to 2 minutes, until vegetables are tender and prawns are opaque.
Serve on a platter with the chopped cherry tomatoes on top for garnish. Best eaten with boiled rice or naan.
Cooked this curry to the letter. Found it tasted like stir -fry with a kick(lacking any sauce). Put half tin of coconut milk in and then poured the lot over a naan bread. very nice. Enough for two. - 09 Nov 2010