Thursday, 5 August 2010

Kappa (tapioca/ cassava) and prawn curry

I'm pretty excited about this coming weekend. A bunch of us are heading down to the beautiful Jurassic Coast of Dorset to do some trekking and for some hard core fun. I am thoroughly looking forward to it and hoping like mad that the weather hold good. 
In Chennai, I lived about 10 feet away from the beach and couldn't care less about going there frequently.. Now after being in UK for close to 3 years, I'm so beach deprived and I so badly want some sea and sand. So is the way of life I guess. 
This is a recipe I've had in my drafts for ages and thought i should post it before i completely forgot it existed. As usual its an easy peacy no strain recipe i use when I'm really lazy. Enjoy!

King prawns- 250 gms, deveined and cleaned
Onion- 1 large, roughly chopped
Tomato- 2 medium, chopped
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Kashmiri chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp (optional)
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a sprig
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt- to taste

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat the oil and splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves. Saute for one to two minutes.
Add the GGP and cook till the raw smell goes.
In goes the onions and tomato and saute till they are cooked and the oil starts separating
Next add all the powders...chilli, coriander, turmeric and garam masala and mix well with the masala. Cook till the raw smell goes.
Add the prawns and mix it with the masala. Make sure it is well coated.
Reduce the heat to medium, close with a lid and cook till the prawns are done..say about 10 minutes max.
Add salt, check spice and take it off the flame.
Serve hot.

I served it with some kappa. The recipe I've adapted from here. It was really yummy.

31 comments:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wow..wht a gorgeous color of curry....spicy n hot..my type..love it...njoy n hv fun trekking...

Guna's kitchen said...

Luks delicious and nice gravy color.. kappa luks awesome... beautiful clicks

Torviewtoronto said...

that looks mouthwateringly delicious I make it the same way

rachel said...

Kappa and meen yes.. never tried prawn though.. bet it is decadent..

divya said...

Wow dear, Loooooooooooooooove the presentation. I am simply drooling over those curry...

Nitha said...

This is a lovely combo.. Believe me.. I am just back after my dinner - Kappa & prawns.. but in a different style...

Pavithra Srihari said...

deadly combo colorwise :) ... never tasted both but this picture so much allures me :)..

Have fun !!!

Sushma Mallya said...

It looks tempting! very delicious prawns gravy

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that prawn curry makes me hungry......love to try that combo...very new to me.....ope u have lots of fun in u r trip...

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks so tempting..delicious prawns and kappa..lovely.

PranisKitchen said...

wow what a combination kappa and prawns.. any keralites favorite combo.. so good one

aipi said...

what a wonderful looking meal..gorgeous pics..
never heard of kappa before.looks interesting.

Suman Singh said...

prawn curry looks delicious..very simple and easy recipe to follow..must try sometime..thanks for sharing..have a nice weekend..enjoy!

Kamalika said...

I am simply drooling over the prawn curry.....the colour and the spicy look are awesome....

Shabs.. said...

love teh colour of that curry babes..

Priyanka said...

I am a total prawn curry girl and so hear you on missing the beach. I have lived in B'Bay all my life and could care less about the beach, but last year when I went to Hawaii I realized how much I miss the beach. Of course there is no comparison between the two but you get the idea.

Have fun girl!

Susan and Abraham said...

how i just wish i had a serving of this.....i know u r not far off...

Food for 7 Stages of Life said...

I know what it feels like when you are deprived from beach. I was so lucky that my college was just in front of the marina and from work place I was able to see those blue sea everyday. Oh boy, I miss it. Though I can hit the beach here in an hour or so, somehow I don't feel the intimacy that I had with Marina, Tiruvanmiyur n Besant Nagar beach.

Afsal_ Alif said...

Dip the Kappa pieces on the Red hot prawn sausage and lay it on the taste buds.Gently masticate the morsel and 'am sure that any one will see the heaven for a moment.....&@#*$^%*)

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PJ said...

love this simple yet delicious prawn curry. good luck with the trekking! hope the weather turned out okay.

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I agree- there's something comforting about being by the ocean, especially when the ocean yields delicious shrimp! That curry looks fabulous!

Yummy Team said...

Kappa and prawn curry looks awesome!! Love this combination..Hope you had a great weekend..

Sanchita Karmakar said...

Trekking sounds really interesting, hope you get good weather. I love prawns but never had this combination before. Will give it a try :)I am sure it will be great!

Prerna said...

LOve it Love it Love it!
Awesome shots :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

Hope you had a wonderful time..
kappa and prawn curry looks terrific... yummy yumm

Gulmohar said...

kappa is our fav too..prawn curry looks fabulous..

shahana said...

Wat a grt combination! Nice click!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

I know you alreday had a great trip, now recipes reminds me of my days in Thrissur :) num num...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very spicy and yummy curry. Your cake also looks very good, beautifully decorated.

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