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Curryied Prawns – Ek (one)

12 Dec

Let’s just say I enjoy fish and prawns more than I do meat. I come from Mumbai, a coastal city in India, and sea food has been a very consistent and enjoyable part of my life. I can still remember the first time I ate mussels prepared in masala or eating pompfret curry with basmati rice on Sunday mornings. Most sea food there is prepared either in the Malwani tradition or the Konkani tradition. Its usually quite spicy and hot, with a heavy use of coconut and sometimes rice flour (if it is being fried, eg. Bombay Duck fritters).

The other day as I was walking through Tesco, I happened to pass by the sea-food section, and was immediately drawn to it. Yes, I do enjoy eating fish-and-chips, but honestly, I was craving for that spicy,pungent and tingling sensation on my tongue that comes with seafood preparations at home.

Call it coincidence or whatever you want, but the same day I bumped into my flatmate’s friend who was making her version of Prawn curry. The recipe was Thai, but surprisingly, a lot of the ingredients were quite similar to mine and it tasted divine!

So here is me giving you two recipes to prawn curry. The first part is Thai. The second, i.e. my next post, will give you the Malwani recipe to prawn curry.

Thai Prawn Curry

What you need:

1 stick of lemon grass, roughly chopped

1 medium sized onion, finely chopped

2 tbsp lime juice

200 gm small sized prawns (for this recipe I used shelled and pre-cooked ones)

2-3 red chillies, sliced

100 gms shitake mushrooms (if its difficult to measure, then just take about 4 or 5 large ones), sliced

100 gms corriander, chopped

3 cups water

1 cup coconut milk

Salt to taste

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What I’ve managed to make in England so far

23 Oct

After 2 weeks of struggling to find my beloved set of spices in England, I finally managed to get a somewhat complete set last weekend.
And so far, I have managed to (proudly) make:

Rajma
Chole
Konkani Prawn curry (complete with vacuum packed coconut cream)
Pasta in Carbonara sauce with chicken sauteed in butter and seasoning

Otherwise surviving on:
Fruit Yogurt
Alu Bhujia
Pringles
Cup a Soup
Nutella
Cereal
and Bread

Spices!

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