Cheat’s prawn balti

Cheat’s prawn balti
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Takes 5 minutes to make and 30 minutes to cook

A flavour-packed spicy supper to see off a chilly evening. This quick and easy prawn balti recipe is ready in 35 minutes and tastes just as good as the one at your local Indian takeaway. A great fakeaway!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 shallots, sliced
  • 2cm piece fresh ginger, diced
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, cut into small wedges
  • 350g balti sauce
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200g peeled raw king prawns
  • ½ lime
  • A handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • Strips of red chilli

Method

  1. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil and gently fry shallots and ginger for 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Add garam masala and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more. Add sweet potatoes and fry until golden, then pour in balti sauce and cherry tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Gently stir through king prawns. Simmer gently for 3 minutes until the prawns are cooked through. Squeeze over the  lime and scatter with a handful fresh coriander leaves and some strips of red chilli. Serve with raita and a tandoori naan, if you like.

Subscribe

Fancy getting a copy in print?

Subscribe to our magazine
Subscribe to delicious magazine today

Rate & review

Rate

Reviews

Read what others say...

  1. The prawn balti dish sounds delicious and I can’t wait to make, but I just wanted to know if the sweet potatoes needed to be cooked prior to being used in the recipe?

    1. Hi Jaqui,
      Thanks for your comment. No, the sweet potatoes do not need to be cooked before adding to the recipe. Hope you enjoy.

Share a tip

Or, how about...?

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Balti prawn parcels with spinach rice

Ever tried cooking curry on your barbecue? Give it a go with these prawn parcels....

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Paella recipes

Cheat’s chicken paella

Fancy an easy paella? OK, so it might not be 100% authentic, but give this...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Fish pie recipes

Cheat’s prawn and salmon puff pie

This luxurious salmon and prawn puff pie is simple to make and makes the perfect...

Subscribe to our magazine

Subscribe to delicious. magazine this month for a half price subscription

Subscribe

Download our digital version

Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine

Subscribe
Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine