Masala prawn salad

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I wanted to make a quick one pot dinner for myself without putting in a lot of effort.  Rummaging through my freezer I found some prawns.  I also found salad leaves in the fridge.  So voila!  Masala prawns with green salad….a complete meal!

What you need:

For masala prawns:

250 gms prawns shelled and deveined

1 medium onion finely chopped

1 tsp ginger garlic paste freshly ground

7-8 curry leaves

1 green chilli finely chopped

1 tomato finely chopped

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 tbsp oil

For salad:

1 cup finely shredded lettuce leaves

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes

1/4 finely chopped bell pepper

For dressing:

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp mustard

1 tsp honey

1 tbsp juice of lemon

Salt and pepper to taste

How to make:

  1.  Heat oil in a wok.  Add the cumin seeds and the mustard seeds.  Once they start spluttering add the curry leaves.  Give a quick stir and add the onions.  Once the onions turn pink, add the ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  2. Now add the dry masalas – chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.  Stir well for a couple of minutes and then add the tomato.  Keep stirring continuously. Once the tomato has blended well with the onions (about 5 minutes), toss in the prawns and mix well.  Cover and cook on slow heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Once they are cooked, throw in the cilantro leaves and salt. Keep aside and cool.

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3.  Mix together all the ingredients for the dressing.

4.  In a bowl toss all the ingredients for the salad and mix well with dressing.

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5.  Now layer the prawns on top of the salad. Enjoy!

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