Sunday, 16 June 2013

Prawn curry

So finally I am back to blogging after a small gap. The last 2 weeks have been a really busy week for me. One I have been busy with my son' s2nd bday celeration & other is I will be starting work after 2 years of gap. So now its "Corporate2kitchen- kitchen2corporate"

Now coming back to todays post. This is an old dish that I made a week ago. As mentioned in my earlier posts, You already know that I am a great fan of Shrimps. Found these in the market after a long time as these are not very frequent visitors. The moment I spot them & I buy them immediately. These gets sold really fast. Shrimps have a natural sweetness & they taste good anyway you cook them. Just the salt & pepper is enough to season & this will still taste delicious. This curry is a very easy recipe & I have used the basic spices in this. Just the chili powder & turmeric powder. Just these 2 spices are enough to season this & make it delicious. BTW there are many other seafood which has natural rich flavour so overkilling them with lot of masalas/spices will spoil its natural taste.

  • 1/2 kg cleaned shrimps
  • 1 onions chopped small
  • 1 big tomato chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Red Kashmir chili powder
  • 1/4 tspn Turmeric powder
  • Less than 1/4 tspn tamarind paste
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/4 Tspn sugar
  • 3 Tbsp of thick coconut cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  1. In a pan add oil fry ginger, garlic, onions until translucent for about 3 to 4 mins
  2. Now add in the tomatoes, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt & fry until fat separation. The tomatoes need to become totally soft.
  3. Now add in the tamarind paste, shrimps & cook this for about 2 to 3 mins.
  4. Combine the coconut cream, sugar, hot water & bring this to a boil for about 2 mins.
  5. Turn off the flame & garnish it with coriander leaves.
A small tip when cooking seafood:
 when making certain seafood dishes make sure you dont kill the natural goodness with overpowering spices. Keep it simple & it will taste good.


  1. I can understand, the break from blogging. I have slowed down too, mainly because its taking up too much of mine and I am getting tired spending the hours in front of my laptop. Also, I have work and the set of housework.

    We don't eat prawns often, I am lazy to do the cleaning. Certainly your simple curry is divine, inviting and kept for our weekend adventure.

  2. Hope you will be able to blog more frequently now...the picture looks very clear and neat...will surely be missing your action in BM too..

  3. Hello dear,
    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comments on my blog,
    It is a pleasure to meet a lovely blogger, though I don’t like prawns but the pictures are drool worthy. I can see the colour, freshness and cute prawns, simple yet inviting clicks.
    Hope to see you more often.

    Love & Hugs!

  4. hey sweets, thanks a lot for droppinr by my blog and for following.. :)

    i love your blog toooo...
    following you backk.
    keep in touch,


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