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A silver wok is filled with prawns, chopped peppers and green vegetables

Healthy prawn stir-fry

Published: July 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Stir fragrant spices with juicy king prawns and sweet peppers for a protein-packed Indian-style midweek meal ready in under half an hour

  • Gluten free
  • Healthy
low inkcal150
low infat4.6g
high inprotein13.3g
low insalt1g

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  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ red pepper, sliced
  • ½ green pepper, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • a thumb-sized piece ginger, shredded
  • 4 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 180g pack raw peeled king prawns
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • a small bunch coriander, torn
  • rice, to serve
  • 1 lime, wedged to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat the vegetable oil in a wok and cook the mustard seeds and curry leaves for a minute, then add the onion and peppers, and cook for 5 minutes until charring at the edges. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for a minute, then add the tomatoes and 150ml of water. Cook over a high heat for 10 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down and become saucy.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the prawns, turmeric and cumin, and cook gently for 5 minutes until the prawns are cooked through. Season and stir in the coriander. Serve with rice and lime wedges to squeeze over.

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