Brians Favourite Prawn Curry

"A simple, quick and delicately spicy Prawn Curry, it is my husbands favourite. I recently served it with #195501 Rice Chile Verde by Engrossed, and that is the way Brian now wants this meal! Edited to add : thank you to Jan for pointing out that the cooking instructions for the prawns were WAY out! I've corrected this, sorry about that! :D"
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  • Fry onion in oil or ghee until just tender. (3 to 4 minutes).
  • Add cinnamon stick, cardamoms, cloves and bay leaf.
  • Fry for one minute and then add ginger and garlic pastes.
  • Add chilli, cumin, coriander and salt. Fry for half a minute.
  • Add chopped green pepper and tomatoes, then bring to boil.
  • Turn down heat and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Add prawns and let them 'poach' in the sauce for three minutes or so, or until done.
  • Add chopped green coriander leaves and chopped chillies.
  • Serve with rice.

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  1. JustJanS
    We are big curry eaters and very critical of them when we make them. This was good, but didn't make either of us go WOW! I could never cook a prawn for 10-15 minutes, so made the sauce, simmered it for 15 minutes, then added in the prawns and green pepper (mine was actually red) for 3 minutes. Both were cooked perfectly for our tastes. After I tasted the finished sauce, I thought it was "too tomatoey" and added 3/4 cup of light cocnut cream which cut it and pleased us.
  2. KateL
    Perfect blend of spices for us! Cleared out my sinuses but didn't burn the GI tract. Recipe could be improved by specifying which items should be removed prior to serving. I vote for the bay leaf, the cinnamon stick and the cloves. Apparently I ate the green cardamoms with no issues. Made half a recipe for me. My small sauté pan was too small to finish this dish, causing extra time to "poach" the shrimp. Brava! Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game.
  3. JoyfulCook
    A really delightful curry! I did not cook it for too long, just long enough for the prawns to be cooked through, thanks so much for posting, this will definately be on my list to use again
  4. Penny Stettinius
    Wonderful flavors and aroma! We all loved this. I served over jasmine rice and with pappadms, cucumber raita, and assorted pickles. Yum! Will have this many times to come. Thanks for sharing, KE!
  5. Slim PA
    Very nice! Double pleasure in making this since the house smelled fantastic whilst I cooked. Sorry, can't add much to what's been already been said; this is a superb mild curry. We served with white rice. Thanks for sharing Karen (and Brian)!



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