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Srilankan prawn curry cooked in Coconut milk.

Sri Lankan prawn curry.

Cooked in Coconut milk and served with hot rice, this mildly spiced seafood dish is a must-try.

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THAT was a long spell of silence, wasn’t it?

I’ll keep it short and simple so we can get to the recipe,

If you stop by often or subscribe to the blog, I truly appreciate your virtual presence, I’ve never done a recipe post in a rush just to keep up with my own deadlines and as much as I like to do twice a week post it’s not something I can do for now so thank you for hanging around. It makes all the work that goes into maintaining this blog so worthwhile.

No excuses but facts, Funny man was in town so it’s been him, me, kids, a trip and major maintenance in the home front which could have led to a disaster in the form of a flood of, umm… unpleasantness indoors.

Have I mentioned her(16)O/L’s in a few months?

The girl was taking her own sweet time to prepare for it, so I’ve been stalking her with textbooks in hand for the past few weeks(I admit to being a royal pain to the terrible four where their studies are concerned). I’ve got a few people around me including funny man and her(16)wondering who’s actually sitting for the exam.

 

What’s the best way to cook prawns with the shell or not?

Personally, I prefer to cook with the shell on as this help the prawns to keep their size and not turn into minis but keeping the shells also means finding a way to devein them while its intact, now before we get to that part, I’ve been curious about that icky stuff we usually pull out of its head, what is it exactly?

Here’s the answer to it, loved reading this one just because it was informative as well as entertaining, here’s the link.

 


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Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

500g prawns

1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric

2 tablespoons of lime 

3 tablespoons of oil

1 large onion

2 tablespoons of grated ginger

A handful of curry leaves

1 large tomato chopped

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon of chilli powder(increase as per your need)

1 teaspoon of curry powder

Coconut milk

Salt to season

 

Method

How to devein prawns.

 

Pull out the heads of the prawns making sure to wash the yellow matter attached.

 

To devein the prawns, I usually make a long slit from the head of the prawn to the middle of its spine and pull out the black vein but apparently, there is a much easier way which I haven’t tried as yet but here’s the youtube link to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyaKOl1ZjLM&feature=youtu.be

 

Cooking the prawns.

 

Rinse the prawns with a pinch of Turmeric.

In a bowl marinate the prawns with lime juice(2 tbs) and a pinch of salt for 15-20 minutes.prawns marinated in lime juice.

 

 

While the prawns marinate, over low heat, in a pan, pour oil(3 tbs), then sliced onions(1 large), grated ginger(2 tbs), curry leaves( a sprig), tomatoes(1 large)and sauté for 2 minutes until they become slightly brown.tempering for the prawn curry.

 

 

Add red chilli powder(1 tsp), turmeric(1/2 tsp), curry powder(1 tsp) and salt to season.

 

Cook over medium heat until the ingredients come together as a thick paste making sure not to burn the spices.

spice paste for the prawn curry.

 

 

Pour in the cup of coconut milk(1 cup)and let it simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the gravy reaches a thick consistency.

 

Taste the coconut milk gravy and season with salt if needed.

coconut milk gravy for the prawn curry.

 

 

Once the gravy is thick, drain the prawns of any liquid and add them to the gravy.adding prawns to the coconut milk curry.

 

Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and let the prawns simmer in the coconut milk for 10 minutes or just until they are cooked through.

Serve with rice and your favorite vegetable curries.cooked prawn curry with coconut milk.

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SRILANKAN PRAWN CURRY COOKED IN COCONUT MILK.

SRI LANKAN PRAWN CURRY COOKED IN COCONUT MILK AND SERVED WITH HOT RICE, THIS MILDLY SPICED SEAFOOD DISH IS A MUST TRY.

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

500g prawns

1/2 half a teaspoon of Turmeric

2 tablespoons of lime

3 tablespoons of oil

1 large onions

3 tablespoons of grated ginger

A handful of curry leaves

1 teaspoon of chilli powder

1 teaspoon of curry powder

1 teaspoon of Sugar(I find it enhances the flavor of the Tomato paste)

1 teaspoon of Sugar(I find it enhances the flavor of the Tomato paste)

Salt to season

Coconut milk

Rinse the prawns with a pinch of Turmeric.

In a bowl marinate the prawns with lime juice and a pinch of salt for 15-20 minutes. While the prawns marinate, over low heat, in a pan, pour oil, then sliced onions, grated ginger, curry leaves and sauté for 2 minutes until they become slightly brown then add sugar,chilli, turmeric, curry powder tomato paste and salt to season.

Cook over medium heat until the ingredients come together as a thick paste making sure not to burn the spices. Pour in the cup of coconut milk and let it simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the gravy reaches a thick consistency. Once the gravy is thick, drain the prawns of any liquid adn add them to the gravy.

Cover with a lid and let the prawns simmer in the gravy for 10-15 minutes. season with salt if necessary.

Serve with Rice and your favorite vegetable curries.

HOW TO DEVEIN PRAWNS

Pull out the heads of the prawns making sure to wash the yellow matter attached.
To devein the prawns, I usually make a long slit from the head of the prawn to the middle of its spine and pull out the black vein but apparently, there is a much easier way which I haven’t tried as yet but here’s the you tube link to it.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyaKOl1ZjLM&feature=youtu.be

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Mina Menezes

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

This recipe does not give the amount of tomato paste used & as such I have not been able to make this curry.

Shehani Gunesekera

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Amazing recipe! Super easy & taste is fantastic!

jehan

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

Most welcome. Regards J

Shathir

Monday 2nd of July 2018

A very good recipe!!!!

fattymccupcakes

Monday 22nd of February 2016

Those prawns look SO GOOD!

jehan

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

Thank you it was really good ☺, hope you're doing ok.

Brian Lageose

Monday 22nd of February 2016

Hi, Jehan! I certainly understand about not wanting to rush a blog post, and there will be times when you just can't get around to it as frequently as you'd like. Don't worry about it. The people who really enjoy your blog will eventually realize that they haven't seen anything from you in a bit, and they will drop by to see how your are doing, just as I am doing now. Write when you have the time, and it will all work out... ;)

jehan

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

Thank you brian, guess I needed to hear that. Time seems to be my constant enemy☺ and I do appreciate the words of wisdom from a pro writer.

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