Saturday, 8 June 2013

Prawn saag (prawn & spinach curry)

I was at work, yet thinking what should I cook when I get home (being the sad person I am :p). So I asked my Bengali colleague what is her favourite dish, so that I can cook it. She told me it is prawn saag - and told me how she makes it. It sounded straight forward and delicious, so I nipped into the supermarket on my way home, and it sure was worth it....

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 4-5 people
  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 30-40 mins
What you will need:

1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 inch ginger, peeled and minced
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tsp salt
1 tin (400g) chopped tomato
1/2 tsp garam masala
400g peeled and pre-cooked king prawns
200g spinach
Optional: coriander and/or lemon juice for topping

How to make:

1) Heat the vegetable oil in a pot, then add the onions, cooking until golden in colour

2) Add the onions and garlic, cooking for a few minutes. Add the cinnamon stick, turmeric, coriander powder, dried chilli flakes and salt. Mix until well coated

3) Add the chopped tomato, mix well, then cover and leave on medium/low heat until the mixture thickens

4) Add the garam masala, mix well, then add the prawns and spinach, mixing until the spinach wilts and the prawns heat through (do not leave for too long or the prawns may become too chewy and rubbery)

5) Top with coriander and/or lemon juice just before serving

This can be eaten with rice, naan bread, roti, or whatever really! Really simple to make, and so delicious! Enjoy :)


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  2. Could u use ginger and garlic paste instead and how much? Thanks

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