Tuesday, December 22, 2009

prawns in a nigella n green chilly sauce

This prawn recipe is just so simple , apt for a quick meal ...especially for people like us, who need just one dish to go with our roti ...i am so into just one dish for a meal that i feel i have excelled into making short cut one dish meals fashionable in my own home at least ...either one pot meals or rolling out 3-4 rotis and a bowl of a dryish curry........just that....but hey , i make the curry spicy n hot and no one is complaining...........

just 6 ingredients....... 

prawns 250 gm
nigella seeds 1 tsp
green chillies split 10-12 ( more if you wish )
turmeric powder 1 heaped tsp
salt to taste
mustard oil 1 tbsp

heat mustard oil in a kadai and pop in the nigella seeds wait for a couple of seconds and throw in the slit chillies , turmeric powder and the prawns in that order ...toss and stir for a couple of minutes and add the salt ....keep stiring or tossing the pan to cook the prawns ...do not overcook to avoid the prawns from getting chewy ....it will take about 4-5 minutes only if the prawns were on room temperature add a splash of water to mix and coat the sauce and serve hot with anything of your choice........we need our multigrain roti with everything  ........

Can anything be simpler than this for a hot dinner date ???


  1. My all time fav prawns..Love any dish with prawns..Looks yummy...very tempting pics...just wanna grab tht plate!

  2. Dear Sangeeta
    Great dish! This is a very common bengali house hold spicing system, Nigela , green chili seasoning, used in vegetables and fish alike. Some times , thin Potato or a bit of egg plant makes this dish great.
    Thanks for publishing this recipe and good wishes.

  3. i must thank you Ushnish for making me rediscover nigella in my cooking , i used to like this prawn but i made it after a very long time and that too when i was reminded of the flavors after trying that fish with nigella n red chilly powder..

  4. I love prawns & any prep with it.....is sumptuous...Treat.......


  5. You cook non veg too? And that too on a blog with Banaras in the title? Hare Rama! Hare Krsna!


  6. Lunch hour at conference. This is the only way I can keep my mind off you know who and you know what!

  7. ha ha..Ramit i hope you did not do the action of aek thoo in the conference ....
    hare rama hare krishna would be so much better for you right now...:P
    good luck !!

  8. wow...............spicy and yummm....dear.