Sunday, November 13, 2011

Prawn And Mango Curry


Generally, the main composite for a curry is the spices and chilli/curry powder. Then its the various types of meat, seafood and vegetables for a different variety and to elevate the flavours. Curries does need that sour tinge, usually with asam/tamarind, tomato or the sour-tang fruits and/or a combination of these ingredients(pineapple salted fish currypumpkin and salted fish curry, and papaya and sardine curry. This prawn curry - fresh prawns and mango cooked with a curry paste made with dried chillies, lemon grass, fresh turmeric and belacan/shrimp paste for the super yum big bold Asian flavours.

Ingredients
400g prawns - de-vein and leave the tail on
1 medium size (about 200g) mango - slice into long medium size pieces with the skin on
10g (a small ball) tamarind/asam - mix with some water to extract juice
1/4 cup oil
Salt for taste

Curry paste (blend/ground)
6-8 dried red chillies
1 tsp black pepper seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
5 shallots
4 garlic
1 inch ginger
1 inch fresh turmeric
1/2 inch roasted belacan/shrimp paste

Method
When oil is heated, fry curry paste till aromatic and oil splits.
Add 1/2 litre of water, tamarind juice and season with salt.
Stir to combine and let it simmer.
Once heated through, add prawns and mango.
Simmer to cook both.
(Note: watch over so that prawns are not over cooked)
Remove from heat.
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19 comments:

  1. UUuhh~ I could feel the sour of that mango. Looks tempting anyway. :)

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  2. yayay prawns with green mangoes..appetizer yummy ;)

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  3. What a combination, I bet the mango gave it a sourish taste. BTW, I think you left out mango in your ingredients list. ;)

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  4. I love the rich red color of this curry - looks very flavorful!

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  5. I'd have to adjust the veggies on this to accommodate what I can get up here, but this looks delicious!

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  6. I'm always on the fence when it comes to mango curry - some recipes I love, others I hate. This one looks very appetizing, so I may have to try this.

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  7. Wow, wow and wow! Love the colour of that curry, makes me hungry!

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  8. hi nava, great recipe, green mangos compliments prawns in curries.
    the flavor makes this dish more appetizing.

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  9. An exotic dish in my part of the world, but it looks lovely, Nava!

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  10. mango curry? haha interesting, never thought that fruits with curry would ever be possibly good. too bad i cant take spice at all =(

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  11. i don like manggo but i like prawn curry

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  12. Never mixed this two before in a curry, looks like it is a good match

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  13. very nice recipe dear !this combination is an absolute favorite of mine !

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  14. Thank you so much everyone for the comments.

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  15. wow..its tempting...hopefully the taste is nice as the picture..^_^

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  16. This combo is really something new. Looks spicy and yyuummyy

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  17. interesting with mango ..i bet the flavors taste amazing!

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