Malabar Prawns

  • 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
  • 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.