Thursday, 5 May 2011

Goan prawn curry

OK I spoke too soon about posting a recipe everyday. The days just got incredibly busy with the long weekend and then a trip to Nottingham kinda messed up my 'post a recipe everyday' regime. I also didn't have enough recipes in my draft to post, that being another reason. 

We have been eating out or are being invited over to friends' places and so cooking at home has taken a back seat. I should also mention that pigging out on food has started showing on me which is a very bad sign, especially cos summer is fast approaching and there are no more jackets and sweaters to cover the bulges. 
I actually wanted to post a dessert recipe today since its been ages since I'd posted one here, but I cant seem to find any in my drafts. I haven't been baking or making anything sweet recently, just to go easy on the whole butter, egg intake and then the three times I tried making something cos I had guests over turned out to be big flops and I threw my hands up in the air and decided I had lost my mojo for baking.

Ro claims its cos I am distracted, and says watching 'Gossip Girl' while cooking will not make it any better. But I love watching something while cooking and my lap top is perched on my kitchen counter while I'm at it (which also explains the dal that was stuck under the keyboard). 
I also want to say a very special thank you to all my lovely blogger friends who wrote in with words of consolation. I am so glad I have a bunch of awesome friends out there in the blogosphere. Second...I won the aesthetics category in the DMBLGIT event and Im super kicked about it. All the entries were lovely and I am thoroughly honoured to be one among all the amazing photographs. Look forward to taking part again.

Coming to the recipe, Ro has been working from home the past couple of days and so lunching on left over stuff is no option. I am forced to make something for lunch and dinner and I'm exhausted. Goan prawn curry was one of those dishes which I whipped up in a jiffy and it just goes well with plain rice. It reminds me so much of our honeymoon days in Goa where one whole week we spent lounging around, eating, drinking and partying like there was no tomorrow. I had a Goan fish curry on one of the days, which was so yum, and tried to make the same, but with prawns. Recipe has been adapted from here

To grind:
Dry red chillies- 2
Cumin seeds- 3/4 tsp
Coriander seeds- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

Prawns- 200 gms, cleaned and deveined
Garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
Ginger paste- 1/2 tsp
White vinegar- 3/4 tsp
Onion- 1 small, thinly sliced
Tomato- 1 small, thinly sliced
Coconut milk- 3/4th cup
Oil- 2 tsp
Salt- to taste
Grind together all the ingredients in the 'to grind' section to a fine powder. 
In another bowl mix the garlic paste, ginger paste, white vinegar and the spice powder mix to form a smooth paste. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a sauce pan and add the onions. Sauté till they become light brown in colour.
Add the spice paste and sauté for a few minutes, till they become nice and fragrant.
In goes the sliced tomatoes. Cook on medium heat till the oil starts resurfacing. Take your time here.
Once the mix becomes nice and mushy, add the prawns and mix well making sure the masala coats the prawns
Add the coconut milk and salt to taste. Give it a stir and bring to a boil.
Simmer for a few more minutes, make sure the prawn is cooked, check for salt and if everything's fine, take it off the heat and serve with some steaming hot rice.
Notes: You can replace prawns with any firm fish fillets
The original recipe asked for green chillies along with the tomato. I avoided that since our spice tolerance level is really low.
The curry tastes even better the next day I felt

36 comments:

Priya said...

Congrats on ur win,u truly deserve it..Curry looks simply divine and delicious..

Sarah Naveen said...

Congrats gal!!! your pictures are always amazing :),,
I love goan curries and i have one chicken recipe coming soon..I should give this a try ...nice clicks too

GB said...

That base sure looks good...I'm wondering how well it'll go with plain ol chicken (that's all I have in my freezer right now!)

Lay off the desserts posts--they're making me fat!! :D

Satrupa said...

Congratz on your well deserved win !!
So true that with summers knocking on the door, it would be tough to hide those bulges.
The Goan Prawn curry looks incredibly delicious.

Asha said...

Congrats... and I am so happy to see someone like me.. in the sense of watching while cooking (I watch mostly old Malayalam comedy movies)with computer on the counter top...n things sticking on to the key board...

divya said...

Congrats dear....wonderful clicks..Slurp,mouthwatering here..

Swathi said...

congrats on your win. Goan prawn curry looks awesome delicious.

Kairali sisters said...

Congrats Nisha!!

I too is a huge fan of goan food and this curry is no different i guess..Looks so very good!!

Nostalgia said...

Congratulations! Awesome curry.. drooling here!

Mélange said...

Hearty congrats on your win.
I love Goan recipes.Have a collection of them.Prawns look sooo delicious..

Deepti said...

Congrats Nisha...Ur Mind blowing photos truly deserve the credit

Prawn curry looks perfect for rice


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Suhaina said...

Congrads on ur victory dear.
Goan curry looks super yummy. must give it a try. wonderful clicks as usual.

aipi said...

Congrats Nisha- you deserve this n many more!
I loved the masala picture- it is just TOOOO good n so is your kadahi :)
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Authenticoriyafood said...

The prawn curry looks so colorful & delicious....plz pass on some for my lunch!!!

Treat and Trick said...

Congratulations! So tempting and yummy curry...

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purpletreat said...

Congrats on your win...truly deserving! And I love seafood when cooked in coconut milk and it's a personal favourite when served with rice and a li'l pickle on the side :)

Nandini's Food said...

Wow! I can almost smell it! How I'd love to grab and run away!

Nitha said...

Congrats Nisha... Your pics are always amazing.. :)
BTW I ve tried the similar version of Goan curry with tilapia..

Irene said...

That's one yummy looking dish :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy and tempting clicks...ur clicks are always an inspiration :)

Vimitha Anand said...

Congrats on ur win dear... U deserve it... Yummy and tempting curry..

Yummy Team said...

Congrats on your win Nisha..Goan prawn curry looks amazing..and tempting clicks as usual. I have tried Goan fish curry a few times but it didnt taste that great. This recipe sounds amazing, I will give it a try soon..

Kankana said...

I started my blog with 1 recipe per day.. but then it's not happening that way any more .. life gets on the way in a happy way .. so no regrets :)
I love goa .. one of fav vacation spot. and one of my friend had given me a similar recipe .. and I had totally forgotten about it... Thanks for reminding :)
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Kankana said...

looks at me !! I see food and I forget everything .. CONGRATS on your win .. you totally deserve it :)
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JishasKitchen said...

wow..that looks so perfect and tempting...loved your clicks and presentation, looks so colorful

Suja said...

Congrats dear,mouthwatering curry..loved the clicks.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Dear, congrats on get the DMBLGIT award. Your blog certainly deserves it cause the pictures are awesome!

This goan curry in kadai looks divine!

miri goes phishing! said...

i'm gonna just echo the others n' say hearty hearty congrats....i love ur photographs....they make ur blog a visual treat...hvn't watched anything while cooking in a long time now....:(...maybe that's y i lack the inspiration now...;)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Congrats on awards, well deserved! Tell me about it, i so much enjoy watching something while cooking. curry looks amazing so is ur pic! i love ur pot with handle!

smitha said...

Congrats on your award Nish! absolutely loveee your blog :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Yummy and scrumptious looking curry.... YUM!

Sushma Mallya said...

Congrats!...This curry looks absolutely delicious Nisha I am def going to try this :)

kitchenmorph said...

i missed out on your winning the DMBLT event. congrats congrats...these are our private victories!! will i ever win an award like tht....chances romba kammi!!!!

goa is thomas' professional home base and goan fish curry is a mainstay there...we're heading back there for our next appointment and i have your post to remember nexxt time i see one in the umpteen no of restaurants there!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

beautiful clicks..curry looks amazing..hey where did you get that yellow mat? plz reply me or I have to steal from you:)))

anu said...

Goan Shrimp Curry looking yum and delicious.

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