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Szechwan Prawns

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J is not a big fan of Chinese cuisine. Hence, I usually avoid preparing them when he is around. Today was one of those days. J had mentioned that he won’t be joining us for lunch or dinner. So I went ahead and prepared fried rice and Szechwan Prawns, after a long gap. We had just finished our lunch when J called up and informed that he was on his way home. I was a bit apprehensive while serving food to him. But my joy knew no bounds when he asked for a second helping. Yipppee !!! Little pleasures of life…Doing the happy dance ๐Ÿ™‚

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Szechwan Prawns
J is not a big fan of Chinese cuisine. Hence, I usually avoid preparing them when he is around. Today was one of those days. J had mentioned that he won't be joining us for lunch or dinner. So I went ahead and prepared fried rice and Szechwan Prawns, after a long gap. We had just finished our lunch
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Ingredients
For the Szechwan Paste
Servings
Ingredients
For the Szechwan Paste
Instructions
  1. For the Szechwan Paste` . `
  2. Soak the chillies in warm water for 10 minutes.
  3. Take them off the water and grind them along with ginger, garlic, vinegar and salt into a fine paste.
  4. Soak the chillies in warm water for 10 minutes.
  5. Keep aside
  6. Take them off the water and grind them along with ginger, garlic, vinegar and salt into a fine paste.
  7. Keep aside
  8. Use only as much as you require.
  9. The remaining portion can be used for any other recipe that calls for the same ingredients.
  10. For the Gravy
  11. Marinate the prawns with salt and pepper powder. Keep aside for about 10 minutes or more.
  12. Heat a pan on medium high heat.
  13. When hot, pour oil. When the oil is hot, add the prawns and stir fry till they turn pink in colour and curl up.
  14. Transfer the prawns to a plate. Keep aside.
  15. Take a pan and pour a tablespoon of oil.
  16. When hot, add the spring onion, garlic and green chillies.
  17. Stir for about 30 seconds.
  18. Add the szechuan paste and chilli powder (if using).
  19. Stir for 30 seconds.
  20. Add the szechuan paste and chilli powder (if using).
  21. Add the soy sauce and ketchup and stir.
  22. Stir for 30 seconds.
  23. Add the prawns and mix well.
  24. Add the soy sauce and ketchup and stir.
  25. Add water and give a stir and adjust the seasoning.
  26. Add the prawns and mix well.
  27. Bring to a boil
  28. Meanwhile mix the cornflour with 2 tablespoons of water.
  29. When the gravy starts to boil, add the cornflour mixture and mix well.
  30. When the gravy starts to thicken, switch off heat.
  31. Transfer to a serving bowl .
  32. Garnish with chopped spring onion.
  33. Serve hot
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  1. Anshu Lakhmani says:

    Super!!!

  2. Anshu Lakhmani says:

    Super!!!

  3. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Anshu ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Anshu ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Kazu says:

    Looks so tasty!!

  6. Kazu says:

    Looks so tasty!!

  7. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Kazu ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Kazu ๐Ÿ™‚

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