Coconut Prawn Curry

Simple, spicy, but most certainly special, this quick to cook supper dish from Sanjay Dwivedi is irresistible
By Sanjay Dwivedi
Coconut Prawn Curry
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cm cinnamon sticks, split
  • cardamom pods, split
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cm knob of ginger, chopped
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 4 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 24 raw tiger prawns
  • 2 steamed rice, to serve

Method

1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cinnamon, cardamom and mustard seed.


2. Add the chillies, garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.


3. Add the curry leaves and continue to cook for a further minute.


4. Add the shallots and ground spices and cook for 1 minute more.


5. Add 4 tablespoons of water and the tomato purée, followed by the coconut milk. Simmer for 5-10 minutes and then taste for seasoning.


6. Add the prawns and cook for 2 minutes.


7. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

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