Easy Prawn Jalfrezi

This Prawn Jalfrezi is an easy and healthy way to satisfy your mid-week takeaway craving. Made with tomatoes, green peppers and as much chilli as you can handle!

I love a good curry, but I usually find it such a heavy meal – full of thick, creamy sauce, lots of rice and heavy Naan dripping in garlic and coriander butter. Not that any of those things are bad, but obviously they should be enjoyed in moderation.

So what to do when you get a mid-week crazing for those delicious curry flavours, but you don’t want to go all out? This easy Prawn Jalfrezi is the perfect answer.

Easy Prawn Jalfrezi

This Prawn Jalfrezi is an easy and healthy way to satisfy your mid-week takeaway craving. Made with tomatoes, green peppers and as much chilli as you can handle!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword curry, jalfrezi, prawns, shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Carrie Carvalho

Ingredients

  • 200 gram defrosted cooked peeled prawns you can use raw, just adjust the cooking time and make sure they are cooked through
  • 1 large onion, sliced in half or use 2 small ones
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and diced
  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 green pepper, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2-4 green chillis, finely diced with seeds removed adjust to your preferred spice level
  • 1 tbsp groundnut or vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In a wok or deep frying pan, heat half your oil over a medium to high heat. Finely dice one half of the onion and fry until it starts to soften.

  2. Add the diced garlic and chilli and cook for about 2 minutes.

  3. Add the spices and stir well to mix everything together, then add the diced tomato and cook for about 5 minutes.

  4. Transfer the mixture to a food processor, add 150ml of water and blend together.

  5. Slice the other half of your onion and add the remaining oil to your wok or pan.

  6. Fry the onion slices over a high heat for about a minute then add the diced green pepper and stir fry for 5 minutes.

  7. Pour the blended sauce mix over the onions and pepper, turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir regularly.

  8. Add in the prawns and stir together, allow to simmer for another 2-3 minutes (more if using raw prawns – until they turn pink).

  9. Garnish with some fresh chopped coriander and serve with rice or naan bread (or both) and enjoy!

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