Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Dad's Prawn Curry

This my Dad's recipe that he passed on to me and its perfect for keeping warm on these freezing evenings. I made a big batch too and have been having it for lunch with a pitta bread. Heat it for 2-3 mins in the microwave until hot all the way through and jobs a good'un!

You will need:

  •  350g prawns, peeled 
  • 500g frozen spinach
  • 75g of ghee or 90ml cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, ground cumin, turmeric & coriander
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt & black pepper
  • 100g tomato purée
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala 
(Serves 4)

If you can, leave the spinach to defrost over 12 hours. If you're like me and can only decide what you want 5 minutes before cooking you can put it in a bowl with half a cup or so of water and defrost in the microwave. Drain and set aside. 

Heat the ghee/oil in a pan, I've used a wok. Thinly slice the garlic and onion and fry until they begin to soften. 

Add the cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, coriander, chilli powder and black pepper and cook for 2 mins.

Add the tomato purée and honey and cook for a further minute, mixing well. 

Add the salt and the spinach and stir well. Then add the prawns, making sure everything is well coated with the spice mixture. Continue to heat, stirring all the time and being careful not to break up the prawns.

Sprinkle in the garam masala and mix through. Cook for a further 5 mins. 

If you feel that there needs to be a little more moisture to help the cooking process add a splash of water but remember this should be a fairly dry dish. Serve with rice or a naan bread.

Enjoy! x

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the well explained tutorial!
    Saving this page & trying it soon! :)