Prawns are known to be a delicacy as they tend to be rather pricey. All around the globe in every cuisine there is a version of Prawn Curry. Some curries are creamy, spicy , sour and fragrant. Every chef has their version of this dish and some even include mango, cashews and chicken.

In every Indian home in South Africa, a Prawn Curry is a must have for celebrations. From Christmas to Birthdays to having special guests in your home this dish appears on the menu. In our home for  our Birthdays and Diwali this dish is cooked. This is one of my favourite dishes which I learnt to cook from my mum and gran.

Ingredients

Prawns 1kg serves 6/8 people

1 tin chopped tomato

4 eggs (hard-boiled  and sliced)

2 Tablespoon Garlic Butter

1 Tablespoon oil

1 curry leaf

2 Tablespoons Fish Masala

2 tablespoons Kashmiri Masala

Coriander (garnish)

2 Green Chillies

2 teaspoons sugar

salt to taste (chutney)

Method :

  1. The day before clean the prawns removing the shell,head and the vein down the centre of the prawns.Wash and dry before adding the Fish Masala and put into the fridge to marinade. This will add allow the flavours to infuse with the prawns over night.
  2. In a frying pan , melt the Garlic Butter before adding in the Prawns to cook.Fry for roughly 8/10 minutes turning the Prawns over till they have a lovely colour to them. I know a lot of people would frown here and say OMGosh how can you pan fry the Prawns this will make the rubbery not it does not. Having eaten Prawns added raw to the Tomato Chutney I do not like that raw taste. By frying the Prawns you add another element of flavour and texture to your dish.
  3. Remove Prawns from pan and set aside. To the same pan add the rest of the oil and chopped onions and allow to brown. Then add Kashmiri Masala and add the tin of  chopped Tomato, sugar and salt.
  4. Allow to cook until the Tomato Chutney has reduced. Taste for salt before adding the Prawns. All to cook for 3 minutes before turning off the heat.
  5. Garnish with hard-boiled eggs sliced in half and chopped up coriander.

Serving Suggestions / Options

  1. Serve with a savoury rice.
  2. Roti
  3. Naan Bread
  4. Tomato and Onion Salsa
  5. Peas can be added to the Tomato Chutney to expand the meal.

Prawn Curry

This dish is defo a dish for a special occasion. What dish do you normally have as a celebration dish in your home?

Be Inspired !

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The Art of Making Prawn Curry
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41 thoughts on “The Art of Making Prawn Curry

  • January 4, 2016 at 8:11 pm
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    I duly intend to try this out! Looks absolutely yummy!!!

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  • January 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm
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    Definitely trying this!Is there maybe a different name for Kashmiri masala?

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    • January 4, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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      Hey Faz it is a red pure chilli masala with no other spices added to it.

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  • January 4, 2016 at 9:23 pm
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    Yummy! Well, it could possibly feed 6-8 but it would probably just be eaten by me!! Nom nom!

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  • January 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm
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    I’ve seriously got to try this one… my mouth is watering just from reading it!

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  • January 5, 2016 at 4:08 am
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    Looking forward to making this recipe. You’ve made it very easy to follow. Thanks!

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  • January 5, 2016 at 12:28 pm
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    Prawns definitely rock! I’m a ‘nervous of chille’ person. I seem to have an allergy. Last time I bought a chilli plant I took a teensy taste of one chilli and my lips felt burned for a couple of hours! I adore curry though, so long as it’s no longer than mild/just medium (at a push!)

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    • January 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm
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      I am not a Chilli person either Sarah only use them as a flavourant or in spice form.

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  • January 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm
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    I would never have thought of adding hard boiled eggs to a curry. I’m really pleased you added a photo as I couldn’t imagine it working. Having the picture really helps and it looks delicious.

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    • January 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm
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      Eggs are often used to extend meals 🙂 Glad the pictures helped. I also used eggs when I made the Fish and Prawn Breyani.

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  • January 5, 2016 at 10:04 pm
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    Oh wow, that looks amazing.
    I really want to eat that now! hehehe

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  • January 10, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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    This one doesn’t sound like one I would try, but the put together here is fabulous! If I wanted to try it, I wouldn’t have a bit of trouble following your directions!! WONDERFUL!

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  • August 26, 2016 at 9:40 am
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    Nice dish.Am going to try this one over the weekend.keep up the good work.

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  • August 26, 2016 at 9:44 am
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    This looks delicious! Reminds me of my Mom’s Indian homecooking, totally miss it. Will have to try the recipe 🙂

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  • August 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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    that looks delicious i’d make it if my partner liked fish/shellfish, may have to make a small batch just for myself 🙂

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  • August 26, 2016 at 3:45 pm
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    The next time I have the chance of using a kitchen on my travels, this will be on the menu. Thanks for sharing this!

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  • August 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm
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    I have never tried prawn curry! I mean this is why it looks so delicious, because it’s for special occasions. Definitely going to be a special night when I try it. Thanks for sharing. GIGI

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  • August 28, 2016 at 4:02 am
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    This looks delicious! I’ve never cooked with prawns before, but there’s a first time for everything!

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  • August 28, 2016 at 4:16 am
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    Food is the doorway to a culture and is a great experience in itself.

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  • August 28, 2016 at 7:59 am
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    I can see why this is for special occasions. Though the recipe looks complicated, the result looks delicious.

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  • August 29, 2016 at 6:49 am
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    This looks incredible! I’m not much of a cook, but I may have to give it a try.

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