Friday, June 3, 2011

Bitter Gourd And Prawn Curry

Cook anything bitter and see what happens next? There will be some takers, other takers will sulk. Seniors in the family of course will pleasure into any bitter dish, whereas juniors, no matter how you explain to them on bitterness is healthiness, they most probably will taste a bit, and then all ruckus. However, essentially we still should not give up on telling them that some bitterness must be incorporated in food for growing up healthily. But kids these days, tell me please? Not easy though but I guess we must persist on instilling healthiness because sickness does not pick on only the older ones. Henceforth, I suggest that instead of forcing kids on a purely bitter gourd stir fried, add gourd in a curry like this Bitter Gourd And Prawn Curry. By far they should enjoy the gravy and the succulent prawns (Prawn Devil Curry, Prawn Mee, Pepper Tamarind Prawns, Fried Prawn Wanton, Prawn Spinach Sodhi & Kam Heong Prawns) and perhaps a tiny bit of the bitter gourd. Essentially, to mellow down bitter gourd bitterness, soak it with water and some salt, and then gently squeeze out gourd prior to cooking. Then my followers, let me bare it all on this Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry. Love you too. 

15 (abt 180g) medium size prawns - de-vein and leave the tail on
1 small (abt 170g) Chinese bitter gourd - remove seeds and slice
1 (abt 100g) tomato - sliced
10 shallots - sliced
1 tbsp blended/grounded dried red chillies
1 tbsp meat curry powder
1 tbsp blended/grounded ginger
1/2 tbsp blended/grounded garlic
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 cup fresh milk (or coconut milk)
5 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Mix ginger and garlic into the prawns and keep aside.
When oil is heated, saute shallots.
Add blended chillies and curry powder.
Stir and cook till aromatic and oil floats. .
Goes in 1 1/2 cups of water, bitter gourd and tomato.
Mix well and let it simmer.
Once curry is heated through, add milk, prawns, curry leaves and salt.
Stir in and continue to simmer.
Once prawns are cooked, they cook quick fast actually, off the heat.
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  1. bitter gourd with prawn is totally a new fusion. guess it will taste a bit different from the other prawn dishes.

  2. oh..that looks yummy indeed!

  3. Its such a co incidence..I was invited for dinner at a friend's place,and I had prawns with bottle gourd..didn't ever try this,but will surely do so.

  4. I strongly say NO. I hate bitter guard and love prawns. You have no idea as how much I suffered with my moms bitter guard :D

  5. Wow never had tried bitter gourd as a curry and the only dish I know where I use bitter gourd is this one I will certainly try this one out as I love prawns and curries.

  6. i would prefer any oher things than bitter gourd...i dont like bitter gourd feel free to visit my site...

  7. With all the comments, many don't like bitter gourd.

  8. hi nava, gee, i can finish a plate of this delicious prawns with bitter gourd..more chili better for me ha ha m thanks for sharing


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