Simple mouthwatering King Prawn Bhuna, full of flavours.
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.
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.
Mix this in and fry on high heat for a few minutes until nice and golden.
Add in the onions, chillies and salt. Add salt to taste, best to use less salt then adjust it later.
Put the gas up and mix this in.
Cook this just under medium heat until the onions are soft. Make sure to stir often.
Should look like this.
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
Put the gas on and mix this in.
Let this cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes, make sure to stir often.
The spices will become very dry.
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.
After 8-10 minutes, add in the prawns.
Put the heat up and mix this in.
Cook on high heat for a few minutes until all the excess water comes out.
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.
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
Add in the tomatoes pieces.
Mix this in and let this cook on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes.
Add in the rest of the chillies (optional)
Mix this in.
Finally garnish with fresh coriander.
Mix this in, cook for a further 2-3 minutes and turn the heat off.
Serve hot with plain rice or naan bread.