Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Thai red prawn curry with sticky coconut rice

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I have been busy with my freelance work for the past few days which involves a lot of research and writing and I'm exhausted. So I am not going to rant on the blog because of all the typing I've been doing, and here I am going straight to the recipe.

This was an easy peacy friday night dinner for two. It works out best if you have ready made red curry paste. Even the pics don't look nice, but the recipe was really easy and good and I'd also promised my mom I'd post the recipe since Id sent her a box of red curry paste.

Thai red prawn curry
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Prawns: 250 gms, cleaned and deveined
Shallot- 1 small (optional)
Ginger- 1 inch piece, julienned
Garlic- 4 pods, chopped up fine
Thai red curry paste- 1 tsp (store bought..mine was really spice so i used onlt a tsp)
Thin coconut milk- 1 cup
Oil- 1/2 tbsp
Salt- to taste
Thai basil/ coriander leaves- to garnish
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Heat a non stick pan and add the oil.
Once hot, sauté the shallot (if using), ginger and garlic till nice and fragrant. You don't want to over cook.
Add the red curry paste and on medium-low heat sauté it till you see oil appearing. This is important.
Add coconut milk with the heat on low and mix well. Bring to a gentle boil. Season with salt.
Once the coconut milk has slightly thickened (if its too thick, thin it out with some water), add the prawns and cook till done...max. 6 to 7 minutes on medium high heat.
Chop the basil/ coriander leaves and garnish just before serving.

Notes: If you want to make your own curry paste, here's the link 

Sticky coconut rice
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Basmati rice/ sticky rice- 1 cup (cleaned and drained)
Coconut milk- 1 cup
Water- 1 cup
Salt- to taste
Oil- 1 tsp
Coriander leaves- to garnish (optional)
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In a chefs pan, large enough to handle 1 cup rice, heat the oil.
Add the rice and sauté gently for a few minutes, till the rice becomes slightly transparent.
Reduce the heat to low and add the coconut milk, followed by water.
Season with salt, stir well and close with a tight fitting lid and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or till all the water has been absorbed.
Fluff the rice with a fork, sprinkle some coriander leaves and serve hot.
Notes: You can use 2 cups of coconut milk for a stronger taste. I wasn't too sure if id like the strong taste that much so i diluted it.
The rice will be slightly sticky, but that's the whole point really. 
I would also like to announce the winner of the giveaway- Ananda Rajashekar. Ananda, do pass on your address so I can send the books across :)
Thanks to all the others who participated. Stay tuned for more giveaways :)

39 comments:

Priya said...

Omg, seriously am inviting myself to ur place, both prawn curry and sticky rice looks fantastic, Am an addict to Thai foods..

Congrats to Ananda for winning the giveaway..

Shabs.. said...

Nice one...I love thai dishes....I have 1 jar of curry paste from tesco sittign in the pantry for months noe. Made thai red chicken curry with it and was delish!...:)I have to have it sometime this week again..missing Thai..:)

Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth said...

Did u use the store bought red curry taste? any particular brand ?? loved the sticky coconut rice especially..

Magpie said...

More awesome prawn curry! I still have your Goan prawn curry on my list of to-makes!

ente pachakasala said...

looks yummy

divya said...

ooh, yum, looks so inviting :)

Biny Anoop said...

they are looking like the perfect couple.....wow love the colour of the curry....ummmm

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Love love prawns in anyform and love it if it is in a curry, this looks so so good, have to say till now i have not liked sticky rice.

Suja said...

Seriously drooling..perfect combination..both looks absolutely yum..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

First time here dear !! u have excellent blog with nice collection of recipes !! Happy to follow u !!

My husband loves thai food !! this looks wonderful and very inviting !! will surly try this !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy looking prawn curry. Great recipe :)!

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Asha said...

I am a big fan of Thai... n this looks delicious....

Vimitha Anand said...

Yummy combination... Curry looks so inviting... Congrats to the winner...

sinfullyspicy.com said...

I always love your meals combos- Love the styling of the rice plate & prawn curry is my nytime fav.
Congrats to Ananda!

KitchenTherapy said...

Love curry, but i dont eat prawns. Coconut rice sound yummy

kitchenmorph said...

congrats to the giveaway winner!

good luck on sweating out with your work!

...and no one dare disagree that this is a knee quivering comb!

Sobha Shyam said...

Thats really amazing..u made me hungry like anything..rice and curry both look delicious..wonderful clicks..Congrats to Ananda..

Plateful said...

I'm not a big fan of thai sticky rice but prawns is a different story...love Thai flavors esp their spicy and tangy dishes.

Nisha, have you tasted Tom Yum Goong, Thai shrimp soup? If not, I'd highly recommend you do. It's the best soup I've tasted, ever. I do have a recipe on my page, if you're interested.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Oh Nisha you are such a darling! i was lousily going thro the post trying to cheer me up after a pathetic day, you made me smile ear to ear all of a sudden with rush of energy. Bumper can't believe, never had so much luck! Thank you SO much, i'm super elated to be the winner. I heart ur prawn curry and that random generator!! muuhaaa :D

Deepti said...

red curry paste has its place in my fridge all the time...a very handy recipe when u run out of time....truly tempting clicks

http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

Satrupa said...

Prawns and rice are always a hit !! Love the Thai curry and the coconut rice ....
Beautiful clicks

Cheers
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Sunshine And Smile said...

i think the photos look great. I enjoy Thai food a lot specially something like the shrimp curry you made.
www.sunshineandsmile.com

Kairali sisters said...

NIsha!!You made me crave for this now :) I am a huge thai curries fan and i really wnat to eat it all now.Awesome girl!!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is my fav and yummy tempting clicks that I want to grab that bowl right away :)

Yummy Team said...

Am drooling over your pics Nisha..Yum!!

Sunanda said...

Prawn curry and rice made an awesome combo!!it looks inviting.. nice presentation as well..
Sunanda's Kitchen

Irene said...

Very inviting recipe/pics :)

Suman Singh said...

Both the dishes looks fabulous..I am big fan of thai food and this is simply irresistible!

vineetha said...

Thai curry paste always rescue me on a lay day,loved ur orange colour.

Sara said...

Yum, this is making me very hungry! :) I love curry, and this one looks so tasty!

Jen H said...

I'm not too comfortable with asian flavors but this sounds easy and so approachable. I'm absolutely going to try it.

Reflections said...

The pics as usual are gorgeous!!!!

Congrats to the winner!!!!

Vinod said...

thai red prawn curry with sticky coconut rice looks really yummy and inviting and tempting and delicious...what can i say more..

Purabi Naha said...

mmm....these look so yummy! This is my first time here and I loved your recipes. Looking forward to sharing more recipes with you!!

Sayantani said...

loving the fact that the curry is not that fiery red in colour. this soft version of coral is my colour and taste. have one packet of paste in the fridge...will follow your recipe soon.

Monet said...

Easy...yet delicious! I love the vibrant hues of this dish. It is making me hungry! Thank you for sharing another inspired recipe. I hope you have a wonderful start to your week. Hugs and love from Austin!

Sarah said...

This looks awesome!!!! I've dying to try sticky rice and prawn curry now!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Congrats to Ananda on winning the giveaway!

Priyanka said...

I tried this recipe last month and it is delish!

Great pics!