Balti Prawns

Balti Prawns


  • 1 1/2 lb/675g prawns
  • 2 tablspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 8oz/225g onion finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Balti masala paste
  • 1 tablspoon tomato puree
  • up to 4 fresh green chillies, chopped
  • 1 small red or green pepper, cut into small diamonds
  • 2 tablespoons Balti garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste


Heat oil in a frying pan and stir fry the garlic for 30 seconds. Add the onion, turn down the heat and cook for 10 minutes or so until soft and brown at the edges. Add the masala paste and tomato puree and stir well. Add the prawns.chillies and green pepper. Raise the heat and bring to a brisk sizzle. Stir fry for 5-8 minutes. Add the paprika, garam masala and salt to taste plus a small amount of water if the mixture is sticking. The end result should be dryish. If using raw prawns stir fry for another five minutes to ensure they are cooked through. Serve with naan bread or rice.

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