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Prawn and Vegetable Balti Recipe

Updated on June 28, 2015

India has a long coast line. Indian peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides. It is surrounded by Arabian sea, Indian ocean and Bay of Bengal. Also there are countless rivers and thus a huge variety and bounty of sea as well as fresh water fish and other water organisms and animals. It is no wonder than India has variety of fishes and has a special sea food cuisine of its own. Many dishes can only be made in India but most can be made anywhere else in world. All they need to do is change the fish and the cooking time according to the variety of fish they use. In this dish we are using prawns which are not only very tasty but also very healthy to eat. I have written about the health benefits of prawns in other hub calledHealth Benefits of Eating Prawns. This dish can be eaten in lunch or dinner and is very light on the stomach. This dish is ideal for those vegetarians who eat fish ( like many in coastal region of India where they consider fish as vegetarian food)

Prawn and vegetables in Balti
Prawn and vegetables in Balti


Serves: 4

1. Prawns / Shrimps: 180 grams / 6 oz. frozen and peeled.

2. Frozen Peas: 120 grams / 4 oz

3. Frozen Sweet corn: 120 grams / 4 oz

4. Zucchini: 1 large sliced.

5. Red Bell Pepper: 1 large, deseeds and squared in to ½ inch pieces.

6. Olive oil: 2 Tbsp.

7. Dried Red chilies: Crushed 1 Tsp.

8. Curry leaves: 6

9. Cilantro / Coriander seeds: Crushed 1 Tsp.

10. Salt: To taste.

11. Lemon Juice: 15 ml / 1 Tbsp.

12. Fresh coriander leaves: To garnish.

Method Of Prepration

1. Take the prawn in a bowl.

2. Thaw them and drain excess liquid if any.

3. Take a heavy base pan.

4. Heat oil.

5. Put onion seeds along with curry leaves.

6. Sauté for couple of minutes.

7. Now add Prawns to this mixture.

8. Stir fry for few minutes till all the liquid in the pan has evaporated.

9. Now add peas and sweet corn and stir fry for 1 minute.

10. Add red bell pepper and zucchini.

11. Stir fry for another 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat.

12. Now add Crushed coriander seeds and crushed dry red chilies.

13. Add salt and then lemon juice.

14. Mix well.

15. Garnish with coriander leaves.

16. Serve hot.


1. To crush red chilies or coriander seeds use small marble or steel mortar and pestle.

2. If mortar and pestle is not available then use an electric spice grinder.

3. Use a heavy base pan.

4.8 stars from 5 ratings of Prawn & Vegetable Balti

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Serving
Calories 170
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Fiber 3 g12%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • Indian Chef profile image

      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks peggy for the comment and share.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Like you, we have close access to salt water as well as some fresh water lakes. We often have frozen shrimp in our freezer. I really like the sound of your recipe. Up votes and happy to share.

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks cmumm86

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      cmumm86 5 years ago from San Diego

      This looks so delicious. I can't wait to try it!