Spicy Prawns with Okra

spicy prawns with okra

Spicy Prawns with Okra

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Servings: 6
Calories: 215


  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 8 oz okra washed, dried and left whole
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 5 cm 2 in piece of fresh root ginger, chopped
  • 6 green chillies cut diagonally
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 lb fresh king prawns peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the okra on a fairly high heat until they are slightly crisp and browned on all sides. Remove from the oil and keep aside on a piece of kitchen paper.
  • In the same oil, gently fry the garlic, ginger, chillies, turmeric, curry leaves and cumin seeds for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the prawns and mix well. Cook until the prawns are tender.
  • Add the salt, sugar, lemon juice and fried okra. Increase the heat and quickly fry for a further 5 minutes, stirring gently to prevent the okra from breaking. Adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Serve hot.
  • Cook's Tip
  • Okra should be cooked rapidly to prevent the pods from breaking up and releasing their distinctive thick, sticky liquid.
Calories: 215 kcal
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Protein: 11 g
Fat: 15g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 95 mg
Sodium: 582 mg
Potassium: 229 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 450 IU
Vitamin C: 39 mg
Calcium: 85 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood, Prawn
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