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Prawn curry and cucumber raita recipe

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  • Serves 3
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Banita Ludhor
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For the prawn curry

Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and then add the cumin seeds over a low to medium heat. Grind the onions, garlic, ginger and chillies in a food processor to a fine paste then add to the oil. Fry together until the onions are golden brown.

Add about a third of the tin of tomatoes and mash any lumps to make a rough paste. Add the turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder, salt, ground coriander, ground cumin and vinegar to the onions and stir well. Fry until you have a thick paste.

Add the prawns to cook for a few minutes. Add a cup of water and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, if it begins to look too dry add a little more water. Finally stir through the chopped coriander and serve.

For the cucumber raita

Grate the cucumber and add to the yogurt. Add a little water if it is too thick. Salt to taste and sprinkle with garam masala to decorate

For the rice

Wash the rice and then boil in water for 10-15 minutes. Drain once cooked and serve.

For the tomato salad

Slice the tomato, onions and chillies very thinly. Mix together and add salt to taste and stir in the fresh coriander.  

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For the prawn curry
4tbsp (60ml)
olive oil
2tsp cumin seeds
3 onions
4 cloves garlic
1 inch piece root ginger
4 green chillies
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2tsp turmeric
1tsp garam masala
1tsp chilli powder
2-3tsp salt
2tsp ground coriander
2tsp ground cumin
2tsp (10ml) white wine vinegar
400g raw king prawns
1tbsp coriander
For the rice
1¼ cups of basmati rice
2 pints cold water
1-2tsp salt
For the tomato salad
3 tomatoes
1 red onion
2 green chillies
1-2tsp coriander
1tsp salt
For the cucumber raita
200g pot of yogurt
half a cucumber 1-2tsp of salt
½tsp garam masala
2-3tbsp (30–45ml) cold water


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