Prawns are pan-fried and seasoned with curry leaves, turmeric, chillies and lime. Simple but very flavourful. I always serve this dish with chapati whenever we entertain and it has always been a crowd-pleaser.
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200g prawns, cleaned and deveined
salt, to taste
3 tablespoons oil
1 or 2 curry leaves
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 chillies, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons red chilli powder, or to taste
3 pieces dried kokum or 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
1/2 lime, juiced
freshly chopped coriander leaves
Method Prep:15min › Cook:20min › Ready in:35min
Sprinkle a generous amount of sea salt over cleaned prawns; set them aside.
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; add curry leaves, sliced onions, garlic and chillies. Cook and stir until the onions are soft and starting to brown. Add the prawns, tumeric and chilli powder; fry for a few minutes or until the prawns are cooked and curled up.
Sprinkle kokum over prawns and season to taste with salt. Squeeze lime juice on top and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.