Peppered king prawn skewers with tarka dal

Peppered king prawn skewers with tarka dal

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Serves
1

I’m a complete freak for Indian flavours. I find it some of the most divinely flavoured food on the planet and, when you push aside those weird takeaway staples that have been invented for the British palate (such as chicken tikka masala), you’ll find it some of the healthiest in the world, too. The combination of vegetables, pulses and antioxidant-dense spices create dishes that are an edible medicine chest.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
low-sodium salt
freshly cracked black pepper
75g red lentils
500ml vegetable stock, (you may not need it all)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
12 king prawns, shelled and deveined
3 wooden skewers, soaked for 30 minutes

Method

  1. Pour the oil into a saucepan over a medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic, with a good pinch of low-sodium salt, until the onion softens.
  2. Add the lentils and a small amount of vegetable stock and simmer. As if you were making a risotto, keep adding stock as the liquid reduces, until the lentils are cooked. The finished texture should be like a thin porridge. Stir in the cumin and turmeric, mixing well.
  3. Place a griddle pan over a medium-high heat. Thread four prawns on to each skewer, sprinkle with cracked black pepper and place in the griddle pan for three minutes each side.
  4. Serve the dal in a bowl with the skewers.

Note

  • Good source of B vitamins, flavonoids, ajoene and soluble fibre.
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