Friday, June 3, 2011

Bitter Gourd And Prawn Curry

Curries are usually hot and spicy and to create this taste, I used a combination of grounded/blended dried red chillies and meat curry powder.  You can reduce the amount of these two ingredients for a lesser spicy taste. This is also a nutritious dish as bitter gourd is low in calories, high in fiber as well as its medicinal value. The bitter taste of this veg somehow is not obvious once its cooked and drenched in the thick curry.

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

Mix the blended ginger and garlic into the prawns and keep aside.
When oil is heated, saute the shallots to soften.
Add the blended chillies and curry powder.
Stir and continue to cook until the oil floats.
Goes in 1 1/2 cup of water as well as the sliced tomatoes.
Mix well and let it simmer.
Once small bubbles appear, add the bitter gourd, milk, curry leaves and salt to taste.
Stir in and continue to simmer.
On noticing that the bitter gourd is semi-cooked, add the prawns in.
Stir and continue to simmer until the prawns are cooked.
Remove from 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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