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Malabar prawns served on a plate

Malabar prawns

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make one of Kerala’s staple dishes – malabar prawns, a speciality of the South Indian coast. They're quick and easy to prepare and full of distinct flavours

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal171
fat8g
saturates4g
carbs4g
sugars3g
fibre3g
protein19g
salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 400g raw king prawns
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 3-4 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 4 tsp lemon juice , plus a squeeze
  • 40g ginger , half peeled and grated, half finely sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 2-4 green chillies , halved and deseeded
  • 1 onion , finely sliced
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 40g fresh coconut , grated
  • ½ small bunch coriander , leaves only

Method

  • STEP 1

    Rinse the prawns in cold water and pat dry. Toss them with the turmeric, chilli powder, lemon juice and grated ginger and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oil in a pan and add the curry leaves, chilli, sliced ginger and onion. Cook until translucent, about 10 mins, then add the black pepper. 

  • STEP 3

    Toss the prawns in with any marinade, and stir-fry until cooked, about 2 mins. Season if required and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve sprinkled with the coconut and coriander leaves.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2019

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