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Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Preparation Time: 37 Minutes
Total Serves:

The Ingredient List

  • MAGGI Coconut Milk Powder - 100 Grams
  • Water - 400 Ml
  • Prawns - 250 Grams (Peeled & Deveined)
  • Red Bell Pepper- 1, Medium Size
  • Ajwain Seeds (Carom Seeds) - 1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 Tablespoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  • Dried Red Chillies - 8
  • Garlic Cloves - 8
  • Sugar - 1 Tablespoon
  • Lemon Juice - 1 Teaspoon
  • Olive Oil - 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt & Pepper - As Per Taste
  • Parsley - For Garnish
  • Lemon Wedges - For Garnish
  • Edible Dried Rose Petals/Rose Water- 2 Tablespoons (Twist Ingredient)

The Easy Steps

  1. Soak the dried red chillies in hot water for at least 20 mins.
  2. Simultaneously, roast the red bell pepper on a direct flame, till the skin of the bell pepper becomes black in colour, then transfer to a bowl and rest it for 5 mins. Now peel the black skin of the pepper, remove the seeds & chop the pepper into medium size pieces and keep aside.
  3. Now take coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ajwain in the pan & dry roast till brown in colour. Transfer to a mixer jar and blend to get a smooth and fine powder.
  4. Now in the blender, add roasted red bell pepper, garlic cloves, dried red chillies, olive oil, powdered spices, sugar, lemon juice, salt, black pepper & very little amount of water, blend to get a smooth puree. Do not add too much water, only a little to make a smooth puree.
  5. Marinate the prawns in the above Harissa for 15 mins.
  6. Now take a pot on medium heat, add the marinated prawns. Sauté it for 5 mins.
  7. Now mix coconut milk powder with water (100 gms in 400 ml) and add it to the pot.
  8. Add little salt as per taste. (Remember we had added some salt while making Harissa Puree). Let it come to boil on high flame, then cover it and let it simmer for 15 mins on low flame, adjust the consistency with water if required.
  9. Garnish it with some fresh parsley and lemon wedges.
  10. For Twist Version - Twist the classic Harissa by adding 2 tablespoons of edible dried rose petals or rose water while blending the puree. You will fall in love with this flavourful and fragrant middle eastern curry.
  11. For a Healthy version - Fish curries, usually don’t require much oil, so you can totally skip the olive oil part and make this curry more healthy.