Curried Prawns with Onions

250ml 8 fl oz (1 cup) vegetable oil

750g/ 1 lb 10 oz (6 medium) onions, sliced

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

1 tablespoon ginger paste

1 tablespoon garlic past

2 teaspoons chilli powder

3 teaspoons ground coriander

12 curry leaves

6 green chillies, de-seeded and chopped

1kg/ 2 ¼ lb prawns (shrimp), peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves

Salt

 

Heat the oil in a shallow kadhai, wok or frying pan (skillet) over medium heat, add the onions and turmeric and stir-fry for about 5 minutes, or until light brown. 

Reduce the heat to low, add the ginger and garlic pastes, chilli powder, ground coriander, curry leaves and green chillies, then season with salt and stir-fry for 5 minutes, or until they change colour and are well cooked.  Add the chopped coriander and remove from the heat. 

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