Sunday, June 1, 2008

Anything for some Prawn Curry

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This weekend had a great golfing weather. Summers typically present a challenge to play after the 9:00 AM and some showers the night before Saturday ensured we did not have the sun beating on us. Plus it was only 2 of us, so we teed off early and wrapped up by 9:00 AM and I was ready to take the long drive back home and spend the weekend glued to the TV. It was then Harry, my colleague and golfing buddy gave me a call. He hadn't joined us for the round of golf and was lazing on Saturday morning. His fish supplier had just paid him a visit with 6 Kgs of some huge sized prawns and Harry insisted that I pick up some of them. At first I refused, since I was planning on having chicken. After some time, he called again and insisted. His words, "I'm generally not too pushy, but these are good large prawns."
I turned the car and headed straight for his house and after I saw the prawns I didn't regret it. The prawns were huge, as in huge. We had them shelled, deveined and cleaned. In the meantime we chatted and I had some good ol' Roohafza and finally started to proceed home planning on having a good prawn lunch.

Prawn Curry

Jumbo Prawns(shelled, deveined and cleaned) - 9
Kokum Syrup - 1/2 Cup ( You can substitute with Tamarind)
Garlic Paste - 2 Tblsp
Ginger Paste - 1 Tblsp
Red Chilli Powder - 2 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 Tsp
Garlic Cloves, chopped - 4
Onion Paste - 1 Cup
Green Chillies, chopped - 2
Cilantro, chopped - 2 Tblsp
Coconut Milk - 1/2 Cup
Water - 1 1/2 Cup
Salt To Taste
Oil - 2 Tblsp

1. Marinade the prawns in Kokum, ginger garlic, red chilli powder,salt and turmeric powder.
2. Heat Oil in a wok. Add Garlic and let it brown slightly.
3. Add in the onions and fry for 3 minutes or till they turn translucent.
4. Add in the prawns and fry for a minute.
5. Add in green chillies, cilantro and coconut milk, followed by water.
6. Bring to a boil.
7. Serve hot with rice.

Footnote: Now everyone pairs food with wine/beverages. Here's my take on it. I'm gonna sample food with music. Have this dish listening to sleepwalker (wallflowers) followed by Otherside(Red Hot Chili Peppers) ...tht's wht I did .....the feeling of satisfaction was heavenly!


Cilantro said...

Delicious Prawn Curry recipe and nice presentation. Thanks for sharing.

Swati Raman Garg said...

scrumptious looking curry haan... never knew such huge prawns r available.. not that i know much abt it..

Rachel said...

You play golf..I've been trying to for years now..but have never completed all 18..

Anyway coming to your prawn..I'd like a serving of that with white rice....

Maheswari said... prawns...

Srivalli said...

thats quite an interesting recipe..we normally don't cook prawns much..but even when we do..the gravy comes out very less..will try this out next time we make...we mean wife and yourself??..where have you packed the kids off.???...:)

Happy cook said...

I love prawn curry.
Your looks really delicious and such a huge ones.

Gaurav said...

Swati, I wasnt sure myself till I saw them. The last time I saw such huge prawns were in B'Ham at my friends house...but he's a chef himself.
Rachel, the story of my round of golf is a weekly tragedy ...I warm up by hole 4 and then by hole 7, I'm yearning for some breakfast. After b'fast, I again need the next 3 holes to warm up and finally by the 16th, I'm dreaming of home:)
Sri, these prawns were great. The kids are very much here ...and driving me up the wall. The eldest loved the prawns though:)

Dee said...

Gaurav, I can imagine how amazing your prawns would taste! I love, love, love spice.

And I so agree with you about pairing music with food :)

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