King Prawn Bhuna

AuthorSalmaCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Simple mouthwatering King Prawn Bhuna, full of flavours.

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time55 mins

 3 Packets Raw King Prawns (180g each packet)
 4 tbsp Oil
 2 Medium Onions
 6 Cloves Garlic
 8 Green Chillies (optional)
 Salt to taste
 2 Medium Tomatoes
 4 tbsp Fresh Coriander
Spices
 1 ½ tsp Chilli powder
 1 ⅓ tsp Coriander powder
 1 tsp Cumin powder
  tsp Tumeric powder
 1 tsp Hot/Mild Curry Powder

1

I used three packets of raw king prawns, each packet was 180g in weight. These are from Aldi.

Place the prawns in a bowl, devain if you need then wash a good few times until clean. If you're using prawns with scales on, take them off too.

Once clean, keep aside.

2

Slice 2 medium onions thinly, chop 4 chillies in half, cut the tomatoes in medium size pieces and chop the garlic in circles/small pieces.

In a pan, add the oil.

Once the oil is hot, add the garlic.

3

Mix this in and fry on high heat for a few minutes until nice and golden.

4

Add in the onions, chillies and salt. Add salt to taste, best to use less salt then adjust it later.

5

Put the gas up and mix this in.

6

Cook this just under medium heat until the onions are soft. Make sure to stir often.

7

Should look like this.

8

Add all the spices:

Chilli powder 1 & 1/2 Tsp (adjust to taste)
Cumin powder 1 Tsp
Coriander powder 1 & 1/3 Tsp
Hot/mild curry 1 & 1/2 Tsp
Tumeric powder 1/3 Tsp

9

Put the gas on and mix this in.

10

Let this cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes, make sure to stir often.

11

The spices will become very dry.

12

Add a little amount of hot boiled water and mix this in. This will prevent the spices from burning, make sure to stir at times.

13

After 8-10 minutes, add in the prawns.

14

Put the heat up and mix this in.

15

Cook on high heat for a few minutes until all the excess water comes out.

16

Once all the water comes out, put the gas down to medium-low heat and let this cook- make sure to stir at times.

Cook this for 5-10 minutes, adjust heat if required.

17

Finally add a little amount of hot boiled water, as a guide about 1/2 a cup so the base isn't too dry. If you prefer the base to be very dry then skip the water steps.

Once you add in the water, bring this to boil on high heat

18

Add in the tomatoes pieces.

19

Mix this in and let this cook on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes.

20

Add in the rest of the chillies (optional)

Mix this in.

21

Finally garnish with fresh coriander.

22

Mix this in, cook for a further 2-3 minutes and turn the heat off.

23

All done.

24

Serve hot with plain rice or naan bread.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

 3 Packets Raw King Prawns (180g each packet)
 4 tbsp Oil
 2 Medium Onions
 6 Cloves Garlic
 8 Green Chillies (optional)
 Salt to taste
 2 Medium Tomatoes
 4 tbsp Fresh Coriander
Spices
 1 ½ tsp Chilli powder
 1 ⅓ tsp Coriander powder
 1 tsp Cumin powder
  tsp Tumeric powder
 1 tsp Hot/Mild Curry Powder

Directions

1

I used three packets of raw king prawns, each packet was 180g in weight. These are from Aldi.

Place the prawns in a bowl, devain if you need then wash a good few times until clean. If you're using prawns with scales on, take them off too.

Once clean, keep aside.

2

Slice 2 medium onions thinly, chop 4 chillies in half, cut the tomatoes in medium size pieces and chop the garlic in circles/small pieces.

In a pan, add the oil.

Once the oil is hot, add the garlic.

3

Mix this in and fry on high heat for a few minutes until nice and golden.

4

Add in the onions, chillies and salt. Add salt to taste, best to use less salt then adjust it later.

5

Put the gas up and mix this in.

6

Cook this just under medium heat until the onions are soft. Make sure to stir often.

7

Should look like this.

8

Add all the spices:

Chilli powder 1 & 1/2 Tsp (adjust to taste)
Cumin powder 1 Tsp
Coriander powder 1 & 1/3 Tsp
Hot/mild curry 1 & 1/2 Tsp
Tumeric powder 1/3 Tsp

9

Put the gas on and mix this in.

10

Let this cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes, make sure to stir often.

11

The spices will become very dry.

12

Add a little amount of hot boiled water and mix this in. This will prevent the spices from burning, make sure to stir at times.

13

After 8-10 minutes, add in the prawns.

14

Put the heat up and mix this in.

15

Cook on high heat for a few minutes until all the excess water comes out.

16

Once all the water comes out, put the gas down to medium-low heat and let this cook- make sure to stir at times.

Cook this for 5-10 minutes, adjust heat if required.

17

Finally add a little amount of hot boiled water, as a guide about 1/2 a cup so the base isn't too dry. If you prefer the base to be very dry then skip the water steps.

Once you add in the water, bring this to boil on high heat

18

Add in the tomatoes pieces.

19

Mix this in and let this cook on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes.

20

Add in the rest of the chillies (optional)

Mix this in.

21

Finally garnish with fresh coriander.

22

Mix this in, cook for a further 2-3 minutes and turn the heat off.

23

All done.

24

Serve hot with plain rice or naan bread.

Enjoy!

King Prawn Bhuna
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5 Comments

  1. Forida 26 June 2020 at 14:47

    I made this today and it was so delicious thank you for sharing!

    Reply
  2. Rukshana Ali 29 October 2020 at 15:57

    The video has 2 packets of prawns (360g) but 3 packets are 540g. Does that mean the spices have to be reduced ?

    Reply
    1. Salma 29 October 2020 at 20:00

      Both of these are slightly different with the measurement, I have corrected the measurement for the youtube now as there was an error. Sorry for the confusion and I hope this helps.

      Reply
  3. Fiona 24 December 2020 at 20:04

    Just cooked this for Christmas Eve dinner as we’d usually be out with friends having a curry. Was absolutely delicious, thank you for the pictures, kept me on track throughout. will definitely cook again.

    Reply
    1. Salma 21 January 2021 at 07:53

      Thank you so much Fiona for a lovely review, I hope you’re keeping safe during this current situation. 🙂

      Reply

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