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Indian Chickpea Dosa with Spiced Prawns Coriander and Lime Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Deveined prawn(s) : 30 whole
  • Cashew nut(s) : 100 g
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes : 200 g
  • Onion(s) : 1 whole
  • Garlic clove(s) : 2 whole
  • Fresh ginger : 20 g
  • Ground turmeric : 0.5 Tsp
  • Ground coriander : 1 Tsp
  • Ground cumin : 0.5 Tsp
  • Cayenne pepper : 5 pinch(es)
  • White wine vinegar : 10 ml
  • Caster sugar : 5 g
  • Fresh coriander : 0.25 bunch
  • Lime(s) : 1 whole
  • Chickpea flour : 300 g
  • Sunflower oil : 50 ml
  • Water : 300 ml
  • Maldon salt : 3 pinch(es)
  • Dark mustard seed(s) : 0.5 Tsp
  • Frying oil : 50 ml
Method
  • 1

    For the Batter:

  • 2

    Mix together the chickpea flour, dark mustard seeds and salt. Gradually add the water, whisking continuously until you have a batter with the thickness of double cream. whisk in the sunflour oil and set aside.

  • 3

    For the prawns:

  • 4

    Peel and finely dice the onion. Peel and grate the ginger and garlic.

  • 5

    If the prawns are large, cut into 3

  • 6

    Using a pestle and mortar, crush the cashews.

  • 7

    Heat a wok or large frying pan, add some oil then sauté the prawns until you have some colour. Remove from the pan, add a little more oil, add the onion and cook gently until soft and transparent. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for a further minute.

  • 8

    Add the remaining spices followed by the sugar and vinegar. Cook for 10 seconds or so before adding the chopped tomatoes and crushed cashews.

  • 9

    Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning before adding the reserved prawns. cook for a further 2 minutes or until the prawns are cooked through.

  • 10

    To cook the Dosa:

  • 11

    Heat a shallow frying pan with a little oil. When smoking, add a ladle of batter. Swirl and shake the pan, so that it is covered with batter. Return to the heat and cook until golden. Gently release the edges with a spatula, then flip to cook the other side.

  • 12

    Place the Dosa on a plate, top with prawns and finish with plenty of coriander and freshly squeezed lime juice.

Chef's tip

«You can substitute prawns with Paneer cheese for a tasty vegetarian alternative»

Delicious Gluten free pancake filled with a lightly spiced prawn curry, finished with coriander and lime

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  • Preparation  10mins
  • Cooking time  15mins
  • Rest time  0h

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