I was so happy finally able to cook this prawn curry that the taste very close to a dried prawn curry we tried in a restaurant last year. In fact, my hubby said my version is more tasty !!
We stopped by this famous dried curry prawn for a quick lunch.
This restaurant just located beside the river.
We followed the usual way how other peoples enjoy this dried prawn curry with soft and fluffy bread. But I feel their price was a bit over price !!
We found this curry just cook with medium size of prawns already very tasty.
We enjoyed this curry by dipping with Focaccia, perfect !!
I have modified a bit of earlier Italian Focaccia recipe..
This recipe required to pan fry the herbs and spices before process them..
When I processing these ingredients, the smell was so aromatic and I knew this prawn dish going to be good!
Prawn Masala Curry(recipe source: adapted from Love2Cook with minor changes)
Ingredients600g medium prawns (or large prawns, your choice)
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tomato, cubed
1 tbsp tamarind juices
1 cup water
3/4cup coconut milk
1tsp salt or to taste
2tsp sugar or to taste
(A)1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 and 1/2 tbsp fish curry powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 handful curry leaves
8 shallots, sliced
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 inch ginger, sliced
3 green small chillies
2 red chillies
Method1.In a wok, dry toast Ingredients (A) for 3 minutes until fragrant. Set aside.
2.Add some oil in same wok and fry Ingredients (B) for 2 minutes. Set aside
3.Grind (A) and (B) in a food processor.
4.Deep fry prawns in a wok (less than a minute), set aside.
5.Saute onions with oil till aroma, and add the ground ingredients. Keep stirring for few minutes.
6. Add tomatoes, tamarind paste, water, coconut milk, sugar and salt. Let the gravy boil a few times.
7. Put in the fried prawns, mix well and allow to cook for another 2-3 minutes till gravy slightly thicken, adjust the taste.
8. Dish out and serve with rice or bread.