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King Prawn Karahi By Shai Ayoub

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

King Prawn Karhai


500g King Prawns

couple of tbsp lemon juice

oil for shallow frying the king prawns

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 onion finely sliced

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

2 tsp red Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tsp crushed chilli flakes

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbs freshly ground coriander powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp kasuri methi

200g tomato purée

salt to taste

couple of green chillies sliced

fresh coriander

1 inch ginger cut julienned


1. Drizzle drops of lemon juice over the king prawns for about 5 minutes

2. Heat some oil in a pan shallow fry the King Prawns in batches for a minute or so turning over at the same time and set the prawns aside.

3. In another pan heat half a cup of oil

Add the onion and sauté until very lightly cooked so they are translucent.

4. Add the ginger garlic and cook a minute.

5. Add the spices and a dash water

6. Add the tomato passata, salt and cook until oil leaves the sides.

7. Add the green chillies, sliced ginger and fresh coriander.


Add the king prawns add 2 tsp lemon juice stir well 2 minutes then turn off heat


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