Traditionally the prawns of this dish are served with a puri (an unleavened deep fried Indian bread), but to keep the calories low in this, I have omitted the bread side of things, as the prawns are equally as delicious on their own.
Whenever I got to an Indian restaurant (which is not so often nowadays as I tend to make my own Indian food favourites), one of the dishes I always order is Prawn Puri.
It's traditionally a starter dish, fragrant and delicious prawns in a tomato based curry sauce served with a puri (or poori) a delicious Indian bread, that is perfect for scooping up and eating the prawn part of the dish.
Such a flavour explosion on your palate especially drizzled with a little mint yoghurt.
It just had to be a dish I recreated so that I could enjoy it on plan at home. I skip the bread part in this because the prawn part of this popular dish is amazing just as it is.
Serve with some plain rice, sweetcorn pilau rice, zucchini pilau rice or even this Roasted Cauliflower Rice, I don't even miss the bread.
If you do want some bread alongside this Prawn Puri dish, you could use a pitta bread. Another option is this Homemade Sweet Potato Flatbread which is simply delicious.
Why not create a full Indian Fakeaway at home and totally on plan with some of these other dishes:
- Delicious Healthy Vegetable Pakoras
- Easy Red Lentil Dhal
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Best Ever Chicken Korma
- Bombay Butternut Squash
- Oven Baked Onion Bhaji
- Lamb Rogan Josh
- Keema Curry
- Tandoori Chicken
- Chicken Dupiaza with Pilau Rice
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HOW CAN I ADD A ⅓ VEGETABLES TO THIS PRAWN PURI?
Serving this prawn puri with roasted cauliflower rice instead of regular rice will easily up your vegetables, but you could also pair it with one of the Indian Fakeaway vegetable-based sides like the Bombay Butternut Squash.
I love cauliflower rice, but only when it's cooked a particular way and roasting is my favourite, as it gives it a much nicer flavour. You can even buy little bags of chopped cauliflower rice now too, which will save you some time (and mess), as you can just add it straight to the tray. Got to love handy time savers.
What Kitchen Items do I need to make this Prawn Puri?
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Jug
- Chopping Board
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Wooden Spoon
- Small Frying Pan
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- 250g of frozen raw shrimp/prawn (defrosted)
- 2 teaspoons of ghee (or other oil of choice)
- 2 large ripe vine tomatoes, skinned and finely chopped
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoons of chilli powder1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric
- ½ teaspoon of garam masala
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- ⅓ cup (80ml) of water
- salt and black pepper
- fresh finely chopped coriander to serve
- Heat the ghee in a frying pan over a medium high heat, add the mustard seeds
- Once they begin to pop, add the onion, garlic, ginger and a little salt and cook until softened.
- Add all the spices, mix together well and continue to fry for a few mins.
- Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and ⅓ cup of water and simmer until the tomatoes break down into to a sauce (approx 10 mins)
- Stir in the prawns and continue to simmer for approx 4 mins, until prawns are cooked through. (add a little more water if the sauce becomes too dry)
- Serve topped with chopped coriander and your choice of sides.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 207Total Fat 6.8gSaturated Fat 4.3gCholesterol 10mgSodium 451mgCarbohydrates 12.7gFiber 2.4gSugar 3.6gProtein 27.5g