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Monday, May 27, 2013

Prawn Masala Curry 香浓干咖喱虾

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 !!

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Last year, I followed a half day "tumpang trip" with my husband to Nibong Tebal Penang.
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.  

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We enjoyed this curry by dipping with Focaccia, perfect !!
I have modified a bit of earlier Italian Focaccia recipe..
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 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!

I changed a bit of the spices and also add sugar as this prawn dish supposed to taste a little sweet..

Prawn Masala Curry
(recipe source: adapted from Love2Cook with minor changes)

600g medium prawns (or large prawns, your choice)
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1 tomato, cubed
1 tbsp tamarind juices
1 cup water
3/4cup coconut milk
1tsp salt or to taste
2tsp sugar or to taste

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

1.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.


Somewhere in Singapore said...

I'm fast today... Can i have a bite of it, lol...

南海姑娘 Alice Lee Kitchen said...

WOW! this curry looks good N look so perfect. Long time never eat prawn curry and it must be go well with the foccacia bread...yu,...yum...yummy :))

~仪仪妈咪~ said...

Curry is our favorite ^^

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Ying & Yang, black & white! What I'm trying to say is that you are so creative to come out an Asian prawn dish to eat with angmo focaccia, hahaha! Yoh, your dried prawn curry look very yummy lah, some more hubby said taste even better!thumbs up!

Little blue said...

Yum yum ~ last Friday I already try your sweet and hot sambal and mamak style fried chicken but haven't post up yet~

Lian said...

Hi Sonia
Before you updated the focaccia recipe,I made it twice and thought it was too wet. I made it the third time with reduced water and oil and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing.
The prawn curry looks so yummy.

Artsylicious said...

wow!! looks so yummy!! love it!!!!!

Unknown said...

wa... so delicious leh.... got to try this. hi....

Imo Teo said...


ashsdelicacies.blogspot.ca said...

Mouth watering and too good!Would love it with plain rice!

Amie said...

Hai Sonia,
hidangan udang masak kari masala begini memang membuka selera! Saya tumpang makan di sini ye... he heheh.

Jozelyn Ng said...

The prawn masala looks so delicious, mouth watering now :)

Chef and Sommelier said...

Spicy dish! Yes, I will definitely try this recipe. Add some chili padi for more punch!

ann low said...

I love prawn and prawn dish is definitely my cup of tea! Looks very delicious :)

Joceline Lor said...

我是这家店的常客leh ! Ha ha ha -


Crystal Loh said...


CQUEK said...

absolutely PERFECT

Mel said...

I got to try this recipe too. Drool by just looking at it.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks delicious and make such a great dipping sauce for the bread.

PH said...

Sonia, it looks very delicious! If put in front of me, I will cancel my diet. Hee..hee...

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Esther Lau said...

Wow!Another great dish for me!!!! thank you Sonia sifu !!!! :)

Awayofmind Bakery House said...

Sonia, this prawn curry looks so tempting, it must be good to go with bread or rice! Can imaging how yummy to dip the bread in the curry!

Mich Piece of Cake said...

My mouth was watering just looking at your dish. Love how its served with the bread.

Wordsmith said...

Yummms !!! Am tempted to try !!! With bread, too :D

Resh said...

awesome...i will give this a try soon ;)

Small Kucing said...

love the look of the curry...yummy....i can eat just that with rice. no need any other dish

Li Shuan said...

Wah, this must be delicious +++ since ur husband commented ur version is better than the famous hawker one. Must try out this la...thanks for sharing

Karen said...

looks delicious, love it..:)

Ana Regalado said...

Sonia , what a wonderful and delicious dish ! Love all the spices you've used in that dish ( though I haven't tried some of those spices yet :P ) Your homemade focaccia is an ideal bread to mop up the scrumptious curry sauce :D

lena said...

i was just looking at chef's char siew, phong hong's spicy chicken and now your prawn masala, i beh tahan liao! must go and find something to eat now!

Bakericious said...

Sonia, so fusion, asian style of curry prawn pair with ang mo style of bread, but looks like gd matching, nice!

Unknown said...

best masala macam ni sonia...dapat makan dgn roti lagi lah...

Anonymous said...


do you think it would be good with fish too?-natasya

http://dapurresepnusantara.blogspot.com/ said...

awesome...i will give this a try soon

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