Prawns in a Dark Sauce

Recipe by trelawney8
READY IN: 20mins




  • Blend the onions, garlic, ginger and 3 tablespoons water in an electric blender until you have a paste.
  • Put the oil in a wide pan and set over medium high heat.
  • When hot, put in the cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaves.
  • Stir for 3-4 seconds.
  • Put in the paste from the blender.
  • Stir and fry for about 5 minutes or until the paste turns a light brown color.
  • Add the ground cumin and ground coriander.
  • Stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Put in the tomatoes.
  • Stir and keep frying until the paste has a nice reddish brown look to it.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the yogurt.
  • Stir and fry for about 10- 15 secons or until it is incorporated into the sauce.
  • Add all the yogurt this way.
  • Add the turmeric and cayenne and stir for about a minute.
  • Put in remaining water, salt, and prawns.
  • Stir to mix and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Stir and cook for about five minutes until you have a thick sauce- do not overcook.
  • Sprinkle with garam masala and mix.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander.