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Offline Woks Up

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Bhoona Prawn Puri
« on: November 04, 2006, 02:31 AM »
Bhoona Prawn Puri

I'm posting this recipe in response to a recipe request here http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=1306.0 (given that there were no replies)

This is adapted from "100 Best Balti Curries" by Diane Lowe and Mike Davidson.  I have not tried it so can?t comment on how good it is.  It looks like a reasonable bhoona recipe though ? note the interesting (and unusual?) use of Worcester sauce!

For the Puri (serves 4):

Puris are similar to chapattis, but are deep fried, until puffed up.  They should be eaten at once, before they deflate.

  • 115g chapatti (ata) flour or plain wholemeal flour
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Warm water (approximately 150ml)
  • 2 tbsp butter ghee (optional)

  • Place the flour in a bowl
  • Gradually add the water, using your fingers to mix it into dough (also add ghee here, if you choose to use it)
  • Knead the dough, for about 5 minutes, or until it is soft, supple, springy and not too sticky
  • Cover with a damp cloth and leave to stand for 30 minutes
  • Dust a work surface with flour
  • Divide the flour into 4 parts and roll each past into a ball
  • Place each ball, onto the dusted work surface, and roll it into a thin disc of about 8 inches diameter, dusting with flour as you do so
  • Deep fry each disc in the hot oil, one at a time, for about 20-30 seconds
  • Drain the excess oil by placing the puris on kitchen paper

For the Bhoona (serves 4):

  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 225g small peeled cooked prawns
  • 0.5 green pepper (seeded and finely chopped)
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 4cm cube fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
  • 5 plump cloves of garlic (peeled and grated)
  • 2 tbsp spice mix (1 part chilli powder, 2 parts salt, 3 parts cumin powder, 6 parts coriander powder, 8 parts paprika) or curry powder (or any other spice mix)
  • 0.5 tsp Worcester sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 ripe tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 400ml Curry Base
  • salt and sugar to taste

  • Heat the oil, in a wok, until hot
  • Add the prawns, green pepper, ginger and garlic and fry until soft, stirring continuously
  • Add the salt, spice mix and the Worcester sauce and stir to combine
  • Add the tomato puree and tomatoes and stir to combine
  • Add the Curry Base, stirring vigorously to break up the tomatoes
  • Continue to fry the mixture, for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is dry
  • Add salt and sugar to taste (if necessary)

Add 0.25 of the mixture to each of the 4 puris and eat!
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010, 12:44 AM by Cory Ander »

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Re: Bhoona Prawn Puri
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 06:00 AM »
Consider it a done deal...we shall move on !
Cheers ! - Would much prefer to work wth ya than agin ya !

CC :)
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Re: Bhoona Prawn Puri
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 06:11 AM »
Likewise CC  ;)

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Re: Bhoona Prawn Puri
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006, 01:04 PM »
Thanks WU, that looks like a superb recipe and it is on my list of recipes to try.

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Re: Bhoona Prawn Puri
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 09:14 PM »
 ;D ;D Thanks for the recipe Woks Up, It's just what I was looking for.  Many Thanks Paul


 

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