Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kari Udang Mamak, Mamak Style Prawn Curry

I think every family in Malaysia has a version of this curry using the wonderful ready made curry powder or freshly prepared curry paste from the market. This is a curry based on south Indian curries as you can see the used of coconut milk, curry leaves and a souring agent. I am going to continue with the Malaysian theme in order to do more spruiking for our newly launched blog event. Get yourself a packet of the Malaysian curry powder and it will come in very handy when you want a delicious curry in a hurry. Fish can be prepared the same way,  just add some okra and you'll be serving another Malaysian classic.
P.S I served this with homemade roti canai to mop up the delicious sauce.

serves 4 as part of a Malaysian meal
you'll need
1 kg of prawns, sand sacks removed
400 ml of coconut milk
2 pieces of asam skin (asam gelugor) or 3 tbs of tamarind paste
2 Asian eggplants (optional)
2 stalks of curry leaves
2 long green chillies, sliced
1 large tomato, cut into wedges
salt to taste
1/2 cup of water or stock
1 brown onion, chopped*
4 garlic cloves*
3 cm piece of ginger*
4 tbs of Malaysian fish curry powder (I used burung nuri brand)**
1 tbs of chili powder**
Blend ingredients * in the food processor, set aside
Mix ingredients ** with a little water to form a paste, set aside

Prepare the curry paste.

Prepare the wet spices.

Fry wet spices with some oil, add in the curry leaves and continue to cook on low heat til lightly brown.

Add in the curry paste and mix well. Continue to stir until oil starts to split.

Add coconut milk and asam kering and let it simmer for 10 minutes before adding the eggplant and seasonings.

When eggplant is almost done add in the prawns, tomato wedges and cut green chillies. Simmer til prawns are cook, check for seasonings before serving.

Serve immediately as part of a Malaysian meal. The delicious sauce is perfect for the homemade roti canai to dip into.

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  1. How i wish i am ur neighbour. Even just smell at ur window i will be satisfied.

  2. hi tummy..another prawn dish of our liking..cucu makcik suka sangat prawns..

  3. My goodness, you're definitely on a roll - great job, this looks delicious as usual.

  4. Oh look at those prawns swimming in that fantastic curry! I must try to look for the curry powder!

  5. Looks plainly delicious!
    It's too hot here to enjoy some curry dishes...but I am going to try the recipe when the weather has mercy and is not so HOT.

  6. Thats a great looking dish, looks awesome..

  7. Loving your Malaysian theme! This will indeed go so well with your homemade roti!

  8. I want to jump in a swim in the curry and eat the prawns one by one lol
    Great work!

  9. hmm tak tahu nak cakap apa dah bila lihat curry udang ni tersangatlah sedap:)

  10. oh! you boys eat so well! your mothers must be so pleased.I would be.

  11. All these Malaysian food is new to me. I am looking forward to try all of them!

  12. While all these foods are new to me I find them quite interesting and suspect they are really delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  13. Wow.....that's irresistible! Suresh, you have to give me that whole bowl of prawn favourite! I'm sure it will cure my jet lag...haha

  14. Curry is my FAVORITE!! Your dish looks so tempting... I already ate but I want to go get some curry at a restaurant... ha ha

  15. just fantastic hungry tummies! i love anything hot and spicy!

  16. You had me salivating over those prawns swimming in curry gravy!

  17. hey tummy....absolutely fabulous!!!!

  18. I wish i can have a bowl of this yummy prawn curry!

  19. Grazie per questa bellissima ricetta, ciao

  20. Oh mamak prawns curry with the wonderful homemade roti canai, can I get an invite please!

  21. 我也要! 太誘人了!

  22. Ohhh they look simply splendid...! I want to devour them right now. Will definitely come back to c more of ur delicious treats..!!!

  23. Jane,
    Thank you very much! It would be great to be able to swap food lol

    mohdandmeriam ,
    Terima kasih makcik! Cucu makcil bergitu beruntung!

    Thank you very much! It is fun! :)

    CW ,
    Thank you! It is quite commonly available at most Asian shops.

    Thank you very much! I read about the hot weather too!

    Priya ,
    Thank you very much!

    rosa ,
    Thank you! It worked very well indeed!

    darren ,
    Haha I won't suggest you to do that! :)

    Terima kasih makcik! Inilah yang dihidang bersama roti canai tadi :)

    zurin ,
    Thank you! Oh they are :)

    shanshan ,
    I hope you will get to taste them too!

    Mary ,
    Thank you very much! I hope you will try some of this dishes soon.

    Adventures in Domestic Cooking ,
    Thank you very much!

    MaryMoh ,
    Thanks Mary! You can have the whole plate if it is going to help with your jet lag!

    Oh thank you very much! Cook some soon!

    Ann ,
    Thank you very much! :)

    Jeannie ,
    Thank you very much! :)

    Reshmi ,
    Thank you! :)

    Sonia ,
    Thank you! Lets swap some of your curry fish.


    little panda ,
    Thank you!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Thank you! Soon! :)

    大肥 ,

    Jay ,
    Thank you very much! Please do!

  24. Where on earth did you find asam kering from? WHAT ASIAN GROCERY are you getting your goods from??? *sniff*

  25. I always have a packet of meat curry powder, very useful!

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