Sunday, July 1, 2012

CHILLI PRAWNS WITH BELL PEPPERS



This dish is a treat for lovers of spicy Oriental food.

Ingredients:
Prawns ... 250 gms .

Bell peppers/capsicums ... red, yellow and green (1/4 cup of each, cut into cubes)
Onion ..... 1 small ( cut into cubes)
Ginger .... 1 inch piece (jullienned)
Garlic ..... 1 tbsp (crushed)
Red chillies (fresh)... 6 (you can increse or decrease the number as per your taste)
Tomato puree ......... 2 tbsps. (optional, I just add for the rich red colour)
Red wine vinegar ..... 1 tbs
Soy sauce ............... 1 tbsp.
Ajinomotto ............ 2-3 pinches (optional, as some people are allergic to it))
Salt .................... to taste
Corn starch(corn flour) ...... 1/2 tsp.
Oil ..... sesame or any other (2-3 tbsps)

Method:
1. De-vein the prawns, wash them well and set aside.

2. Grind the red chillies with tomato puree and vinegar into a paste.

3. In a wok, heat the oil and saute the julienned ginger and the crushed garlic.

4. Add the prawns and saute them until they change the colour to pink.(about 4-5 minutes)

5. Now add the chilli paste, salt, ajinomotto and soy sauce. Saute for 2 minutes and tip in the cubed onions and bell peppers.
6. Stir fry until the veggies are just crunchy but not over cooked.

7. Mix the corn starch in water and stir into the prawns. Simmer for half a minute.
Serve hot with plain rice, fried rice or noodles.
I served with fried rice.

Click -HERE - for fried rice recipe.

24 comments:

  1. Quiet colorful and wonderful recipe !!!!

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  2. Delicious prawns,too tempting.

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  3. Tempting prawns,so yum..makes me hungry

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  4. Super delicious side dish for fried rice, loving it..

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  5. hi shobha, to me, prawns with spicy gravy is very appetizing for my palate. bookmarked with thanks.
    never tried adding tomato puree before. have a nice day

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  6. Gosh!! thts really tempting. I loved the bright colours too :)

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  7. looks yummy, loved the colors

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    1. Yes, the bell peppers add to the presentation.

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  8. Very yummy curry. Loved the colored peppers

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    1. Thanks Vimitha.. I think everyone is attracted to the colourful bell peppers

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  9. looks super tempting...loved the color too

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