Saturday, October 9, 2010

Goan Prawn Curry, Samar Codi




I found this great recipe while flipping through Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible. A quick look at the ingredients and I was most delighted to know I have got everything to make the dish except for the prawns. This reminded me very much of the mamak style prawn curry that I cooked a while back, after all they do share so many of the characteristics of a good southern Indian curry. Make sure you have plenty of steamed basmati rice and roti to mop up the delicious curry sauce. This is a relatively mild curry, I added some green chillies for the extra kick!
P.S We are having a perfect spring day here in Melbourne so I will have to come by to your blogs a little later :)



recipe adapted from Ultimate Curry Bible
serves 4 as part of an Indian meal
you'll need;
1 kg of prawns, peeled and deveined
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
8 peppercorns
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbs bright red paprika
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of of finely grated ginger
4 garlic cloves, crushed to a pulp
2 tbs of cooking oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 green chillies, cut into chunks (optional)
400 ml of coconut milk
2 tbs of tamarind paste
salt to taste



Prepare the chillies and onion.



Place all spices in a pestle and mortar and pound to a fine powder.



Add spice powder with ginger, garlic and 4 tbs of water to make a thick paste.



Heat oil in a pan and saute chopped onion til translucent before adding the spice paste, cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.



Next add in about 200 ml of water and bring it to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.



Add coconut milk salt and tamarind paste and green chillies, bring it to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes before adding the prawns. Simmer gently til the prawns are cooked. Check for seasonings.



Serve as part of an Indian meal with plenty of steamed basmati rice and roti to mop up the delicious curry.



I also made some chapati to go with our meal.

41 comments:

  1. I am here to look for recipes for a bbq tonight but this curry has certainly caught my eyes lol

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  2. satu lg menu yg simple dan pastinya sedap thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Hi tummy! happy weekend to u! saya sukeeeeee sgt dgn udang atau seafood, mcm kari ya? tp taste dia mesti lain kan sbb tak de guna curry powder :D

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  4. You are amazing! Look at all the flavourful and delicious dishes you have created!

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  5. That looks so delicious! What a great idea for a meal! Thanks for sharing such amazing recipes.
    Loving your blog.

    Big hugs!
    B xx

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  6. What great flavors in this dish! It looks delicious!!!

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  7. Love the look of those prawns swimming in gravy, definitely my favourite dish of the day:D

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  8. your curries are just mind boggling and palette titillating!!!

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  9. I love curry, this looks delicious too but I will add more chilli :)

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  10. Hello, I have not seen you around lately.
    Hope you're doing well.

    Happy Sunday!

    B xx

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  11. The name of this dish is a mouthful but the curry looks so inviting! Just so yummy!

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  12. This looks brilliant! I am so hungry! Hope you are enjoying the day! We are having some awesome weather here to...so off I go to enjoy it as well!

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  13. hi tummy..makcik baru pagi tadi beli prawns..nampaknya kena buat gulai macam nilah..roti capati tak ada nampaknya kena makan dengan roti biasalah hehe..

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  14. Ah that's where you've disappeared to :) Hope you enjoyed the day, we had a lovely day on Sunday too. I really like Madhur Jaffery's books too. Actually, I only have one, but it gets used a lot! Yummy looking curry, with my fav - prawns!

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  15. One of the more memorable dish I had in Bangalore last month was Goan Curry Fish... I should probably try this with fish...

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  16. looks absolutely delish...you dishes always are.

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  17. My God that looks richer, it looks delicious!

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  18. Really tempting curry! I'll have the curry alone...give the prawns to my Hubby...hehehe! :D

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  19. Amazing flavors in this delicious curry, yum!

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  20. Looks really good! I think I can manage to finish it!

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  21. Looks great! I will have to look for the book...I have several of hers, but have never seen that one.

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  22. a very sunny and yummy meal, love it
    lovely blog too
    Bises froma France
    Delphine

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  23. Spicy food always make me happy =) Looks so good!

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  24. this looks amazing... imma try it out!!! =) drooling as usual

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  25. oh wow now this is a curry looks awesome

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  26. Yes, my favourite again...prawns! Love it :D

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  27. Oh my Lord! This looks immensely delicious! Beautiful post and wonderful presentation!
    Cheers~

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  28. lovely and thnx for de(tailed) steps/shrimps.

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  29. Hola guapa, espero te vaya todo bien.
    ;-D
    La receta muy rica.

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  30. Curry sauces absolutely delight me! This dish delights me. Enjoy your beautiful Spring Day.

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  31. Bookmarking this!

    Oh Suresh.. u are wicked.. i'm bookmarking way too many recipes from your site! haahahaha.. btw, your sambal tumis rocks!!!

    ps : emailed u for my Muhibbah Monday submission!

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  32. oh my! this is one super delicious looking prawn curry dish! with rice or roti makes it such a perfect meal!

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  33. I think you food looks like those sold in shops. Thumbs up!

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  34. Hi Tummy...lama betul dapur anda tak berasap..semoga anda sihat sejahtera selalu.

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  35. Yummm looks sooo good will have to give this a try

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  36. Ciao!
    I have just discovered your lovely blog!
    This recipe is jumm...
    Barbara

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  37. This looks delicious! We are always looking for new shrimp recipes since we buy it frozen in bulk. =)

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