Food / 31 July, 2023 / Ellie Thompson

Gunpowder Prawns With Chopped Salad And Rotis

Shrimp on the barbie with added spice! Coat Madagascan prawns in a Kashmiri chilli marinade, then serve with crunchy salad, cooling raita and mango chutney. We love this Gunpowder Prawns recipe from M&S Recipes.


  • 200 g Greek yogurt
  • 35 g gunpowder paste
  • 2 packs (200 g) king prawns defrosted

For the chopped salad

  • 200g radishes
  • large plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 red onion
  • as needed – ground cumin
  • as needed – cayenne pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 15 ml white wine vinegar
  • 1 handful mint, chopped
  • 1 handful coriander, chopped

For the raita

  • 250g Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 handful mint, chopped
  • 1 handful coriander, chopped
  • 1 g garam masala

To serve

  • 4 roti to taste
  • mango chutney
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • 1 lime , quartered
  • 1 red chilli, sliced


  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent them from burning. If using a charcoal barbecue, preheat the grill.
  • In a bowl, mix the yogurt (200 g) and gunpowder paste (35 g) together and season with salt and pepper to make a marinade. Coat the prawns (2 packs) in the marinade and set aside.
  • To make the salad, chop the radishes (200 g), tomatoes (2), cucumber (1/2) and onion (1) into small, equal-sized cubes and add to a bowl along with the cumin (as needed), cayenne pepper (as needed), the lemon juice (1), the vinegar (15 mL), the mint (1 handful), coriander (1 handful) and 1 tsp olive oil. Season to taste.
  • To make the raita, mix the yogurt (250 g), cucumber (1/4), garlic (1 clove), lime juice (1/2), mint (1 handful), coriander (1 handful), garam masala (1 g) and season to taste.
  • Divide and thread the prawns onto the skewers. Cook the prawns on the grill until pink and cooked through.
  • While the prawns are cooking, warm the rotis (4) on the grill. Top each roti with some of the raita, a dollop of mango chutney (to taste), the chopped salad and prawns. Garnish each with some of the coriander (1 bunch), a lime wedge (1) and some red chilli slices (1) .

Article by M&S Recipes


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