Masala Malabar Prawns

  • 04 Sep - 10 Sep, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


· 700 g king prawns

· 2 teaspoons chilli powder

· 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

· 100 ml vegetable oil

· 1 sliced onion

· 50 g turmeric root

· 3-4 curry leaves

· 4-5 green chillies

· Handful of coriander leaves

· 1 lime wedges, and naan to serve


Combine the prawns, chilli powder, ground turmeric and a pinch of salt in a medium mixing bowl. Cover and set aside. Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion for eight minutes until softened. Add the fresh turmeric, prawns and two-three tablespoons of water, and then cook for five minutes until the prawns are pink throughout. Add the curry leaves and most of the green chillies, then season to taste. Serve garnished with coriander and the reserved chillies, with lime wedges and naan.