Recipes - Prawns Stir Fried with Mushrooms

3 tbsp sunflower or corn oil
½ tsp black mustard seeds
½ tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1-2 fresh green chillies, seeded and sliced
2 tsp ginger Paste
2 tsp garlic Paste
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ - ½ tsp chilli powder
½ tsp ground turmeric
200g canned chopped tomatoes with the juice
1 tbsp tamato puree
225 g large open mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp salt or to taste
125 ml warm water
400g shelled fresh or cooked peeled prawns thawed and drained
¼ tsp garam msala
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves


 Preheat a pan for a few seconds and add the oil.

When hot, add the mustard seeds and as soon as they pop up add the onion seeds and fennel seeds.

Stir-fry for 15 seconds, then add the onion and fresh chillies.

Stir-fry for 5-6 min, or until the onion is soft and just beginning to colour.

Reduce the heat to low and add the ginger, garlic, ground coriander, cumin, chilli powder and tumeric.

Stir-fry for 1 min. Add the tomato and tomato puree.

Increase the heat to medium and stir-fry for 3-4 min, or until oil separates from the spice paste.

Add the mushrooms, salt and water. Stir-fry over high heat for 2-3 min and add the prawns.

Stir-fry for 4-5 min, if fresh or 2 min, if frozen.

Add the garam masala and fresh coriander, stir-fry for 2 min and serve.

Serves 4

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