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Chilli Onion Prawns

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Introduction

This is a VERY spicy, coastal inspired dish ...Please tone down the chillies if u cannot take the heat !

This is a VERY spicy, coastal inspired dish ...Please tone down the chillies if u cannot take the heat !

Ingredients

Serves: As a main would serve 2 people

Metric Cups
  • 15 medium prawns (deveined and shells removed)
  • 2 green chilli (slit not chopped)
  • 3 large onions (roughly chopped)
  • 1½ teaspoons red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons fresh root ginger
  • garlic puree
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pinch of salt (to taste)
  • 1 handful fresh coriander (chopped for garnish)
  • cucumber (sliced for garnish)
  • medium tomato (sliced for garnish)
  • 15 medium shrimp (deveined and shells removed)
  • 2 green chile (slit not chopped)
  • 3 large onions (roughly chopped)
  • 1½ teaspoons red chile powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons fresh gingerroot
  • garlic puree
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pinch of salt (to taste)
  • 1 handful cilantro (chopped for garnish)
  • cucumber (sliced for garnish)
  • medium tomato (sliced for garnish)

Method

Chilli Onion Prawns is a community recipe submitted by Kams and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Fry the onions in 1- 2 tsp of oil. When they start to become soft & golden brown, add the ginger garlic paste & fry till onions are brown & paste is cooked.
  • Add the chillies that are slit open & cook for a minute. Add the cumin seeds & stir for a few seconds. Add the haldi, chilly powder & dhana jeera powder & fry till the masala is cooked well. If needed to prevent the mix from sticking, add a little oil. (Do not add water) Sprinkle just a pinch of salt at this stage.
  • Add the prawns (which should be dry) stir quickly thru the mixture till all the prawns are coated well. Add oil if necessary to prevent sticking. Cook covered for 5 minutes (stirring periodically to prevent the mix from burning) together till the mix is almost dry (the prawns will release a small amount of water)
  • As the onions cook longer they start to almost caramelize which adds to the flavour of the dish so dont worry if the onions burn a little. Serve hot with roti's/ bakers bread or steamed rice.
  • Fry the onions in 1- 2 tsp of oil. When they start to become soft & golden brown, add the ginger garlic paste & fry till onions are brown & paste is cooked.
  • Add the chillies that are slit open & cook for a minute. Add the cumin seeds & stir for a few seconds. Add the haldi, chilly powder & dhana jeera powder & fry till the masala is cooked well. If needed to prevent the mix from sticking, add a little oil. (Do not add water) Sprinkle just a pinch of salt at this stage.
  • Add the shrimp (which should be dry) stir quickly thru the mixture till all the shrimp are coated well. Add oil if necessary to prevent sticking. Cook covered for 5 minutes (stirring periodically to prevent the mix from burning) together till the mix is almost dry (the shrimp will release a small amount of water)
  • As the onions cook longer they start to almost caramelize which adds to the flavour of the dish so dont worry if the onions burn a little. Serve hot with roti's/ bakers bread or steamed rice.
  • Additional Information

    Do Not add any water to the recipe at any stage. If you do not like very spicy food, reduce the amount of chilly powder to 1 tsp & use only 1 green chilly.

    Do Not add any water to the recipe at any stage. If you do not like very spicy food, reduce the amount of chilly powder to 1 tsp & use only 1 green chilly.

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