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Prawns in Pink Sauce




  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds prawns, peeled
  • Salt and pepper


  • 4 tablespoons tomato puree mixed with enough water to make 1 cup of sauce
  • 1 cup single cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat.
  3. When hot, put in the mustard seeds. As soon as they begin to pop, add the garlic.
  4. Stir once and put in the prawns.
  5. Stir and fry until prawns just turn opaque, sprinkling with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour in the sauce and stir.
  7. As soon as the sauce is bubbling, serve with rice.


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