Syns per serving: FREE
Nearly in about 40 minutes
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 green chillies, 2 deseeded and finely chopped, 2 split lengthways
5 medium tomatoes, 3 chopped, 2 cut into wedges
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
Pinch of sweetener
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp fat-free natural yogurt
275g dried basmati rice, to serve
1 onion, thickly sliced
1 red and 1 orange pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
500g raw peeled king or tiger prawns
A cucumber, to serve
1 level tsp cornflour
1 Spray a non-stick frying pan with Frylight and place over a medium-high heat. Add the garlic, chopped chillies, chopped tomatoes, spices, sweetener and salt. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, or until the tomatoes start to soften.
2 Add the split chillies and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the yogurt and 200ml water. Stir well, reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 10 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced by a third, stirring occasionally (don’t worry if the yogurt separates a bit at first).
3 Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the pack instructions, then drain. Spray another non-stick frying pan with Frylight and place over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers, and cook for 5-6 minutes. Add the prawns and tomato wedges and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the prawns are pink and cooked through.
4 Peel the cucumber into ribbons with a veg peeler. Mix the cornflour with 1 tbsp cold water. Add to the sauce and simmer until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in the prawns and veg, then bring to the boil to heat everything through. Divide between 4 plates, discarding the split chillies, with the rice and serve with the cucumber ribbons.
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