Thursday, 27 May 2010

Borrowed recipes

King prawns in a spicy coconut gravy

I was all thrilled at discovering a Thai grocery store on my way back from the gym two days back and since i had a Thai cook book from the library with me, i had to try atleast one recipe before returning it. Its actually walking distance from my apartment, but since it was windy and cold i decided to hop on to a bus. It was just two stops away, but i went into day dreaming mode and missed my stop. OK didn't panic because i was sure the next stop wasn't too far, but it was and i ended up pretty far away from the destination, one that i had never been to. Had to walk to another bus stop, wait for a good 15 minutes for a bus and after all that chakkar, i said goodbye to Thai cooking. Picked up some prawns from Sainsbury's and decided to try out one of Shab's recipes. The king prawns and drumsticks in a thick coconut gravy seemed apt for the weather and i wasn't disappointed. Didn't have any drumsticks and so went ahead with just the prawn curry. It was delicious and soothing, not to mention spicy, on a cold day like yesterday. ThanksShab, for the tasty recipe. I followed her recipe to the dot. Do check it out here.

Pear clafoutis
I stumbled upon Mowielicious quite a while back and keep visiting it just for the amazing pictures. However, since i had an abundance of pear leftover (this is before the pear loaf btw) I decided to give a shot at the Pear Clafoutis which is pretty much easy if you have all the ingredients. It was a late night expedition and lighting wasn't good and i was pissed off about something and so only took one picture, that too on the kitchen top, which obviously hasn't come out well. Don't judge this one by the pic, because it really really tasted good...warm especially. Do give it a shot sometime. Recipe followed to the dot and can be found here.

21 comments:

Pointblank said...

ahhhhhh! wot a coincidence... even i was thinking of making some prawn curry... just thinking of...

Pavithra Srihari said...

Hey both are really good .. droolworthy pictures

Sushma Mallya said...

wow what a beautiful click, prawns curry just look mouthwatering...

Shabs.. said...

Oh athu shari....so u cooked and u posted it too?!!!sorry da i was too late....i just facebooked u only today...i just mentioned if u dint have drumsticks, just add potatoes.....ente ethra ethra posts are in pending i ono...i just lost the count....just not possible...pinney....Loved that clafoutis as well...thought th epicture was great too..:),,...need to give a hand on that now.

Priya said...

Lipsmacking prawn curry, looks super tempting and makes me hungry..gorgeouc clafoutis..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Inviting prawn curry and beautiful click!

AdukalaVishesham said...

Prawn curry looks perfect nice pic too.. making me hungry here.. and i thought the second pic is also really good...

Subhie Arun said...

lipsmackin dish and pic..i lov prawns ..this shud be a treat!

Maria said...

I love the color of that prawns curry, beautiful pic! The clafoutis is also nice :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Super tempting prawns curry dear...beautiful clicks.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the "2 recipes in 1 post" edition. I visit mowie's blog for pictures too. They are awesome. I so wanna try both the recipes..but I am still not fully recovered. And i am running away to a friend's place for the long weekend.Have fun!

simply.food said...

Love recipe looks really rich nad delicious.Pear dessert looks wonderful too.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Wow...beautiful dishes..and great pics...so what are you doing on the weekend...I know even my skirts and shorts are waiting too...

Mallugirl said...

i have heard so much abt pear clafoutis..have to taste it before i try it else i won't know what its supposed to taste like!!

Gulmohar said...

Loved the simple yet beautiful presentation..prawns are my hubby's fav :-) Pear clafoutis is new to me and it looks great..it sure looks better than the pictures I click, in the night :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

Lovely clicks...Prawn curry is my Fav..looks mouthwatering...
I m not a "sweet's"person , so most of these are new to me ;)looks so yummy!!!

Suja Sugathan said...

There is something waiting for you in my blog..please collect dear.

shahana said...

Prawns curry looks tempting!perfect with plain rice..

Yummy Team said...

Beautiful clicks!! Both looks really tempting..Would love to try the prawn curry soon..

GayathriRaj said...

hey wow both the dishes are looking great...i thnk i like more of prwns curry...coz its my fav and my hubby's too....nice post....lovely clicks...
Happy to visit ur blog....

Nostalgia said...

Another beautiful picture and great recipe too..thanks to you and shabs..great going.