Stir fried chilli prawns

    35 min

    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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    Serves: 4 

    • 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

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Sprinkle a generous amount of sea salt over cleaned prawns; set them aside.
    2. 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.
    3. Sprinkle kokum over prawns and season to taste with salt. Squeeze lime juice on top and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

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    What is kokum  -  23 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes India)


    you forgot to add the turmeric in the ingredients.  -  07 Sep 2014  (Review from Allrecipes India)