Thursday, April 4, 2013

Prawn Curry Laksa

Sometimes, actually maybe most of the time, I think its nice to start an intro by greeting everyone. So, let me beforehand before anything say "hi" to all of you. Hope all is well and fine with you. I on the other hand right now am looking at the mouthwatering Prawn Curry Laksa I made last weekend. Indeed, I am really feeling hungry right now because not only me, my family too just so love bowl dishes. Bowl dish or deep shallow bowl food means nothing more for us except noodles. Yes, noodles. Our all time any time hunger throne food. Therefore, obviously, I have already shared a string of noodle dishes, ranging from the dry fried up style (Fried MeeFried Kuey Teow, Mee Siam, Anchovies/Ikan Bilis Fried Mee Hoon & Curry Leaves Fried Mee Hoon) and soupy ones too (Prawn Mee Hoon Soup, Lemongrass Prawn Mee, Lamb Curry Noodles, Laksam NoodleThai Salmon Noodle Soup, Asam Laksa 1Asam Laksa 2 & Mee Rebus). Also, don't forget to consider the vegetarian options as well please (Shanghai NoodlesVegetable Noodle Soup & Mee Rojak Vegetarian).

Today ladies and gentlemen, how about I walk you towards this Prawn Curry Laksa? I bet you can't resist this hunger triggering dish, so grab the ingredients and make it. By far, you should get it right with the curry (Nyonya Curry Laksa & Curry Chicken Noodles), prawns obviously must be included (Butter Basil Prawns) whereas the rest of the ingredients can be as per your choice - type of noodles and garnishes for this punchy-spicy-creamy Prawn Curry Laksa. Indeed, a hunger calling dish, especially for rainy weather or any time is your pleasure.

For the broth
1 or 2 cups prawn shells or/and heads
1/2 liter water
1 tbsp dried red chili paste/blended dried chillies
1 tbsp fish curry powder - mix with water for a thick paste
1 tbsp onion paste
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
1/2inch  belacan/shrimp paste
1 cup thick coconut milk

Other ingredients (as needed)
Noodles (any type you prefer) - blanched to soften
Fresh prawns - cleaned and de-veined - blanched in the broth
Spring onion - sliced
Red chilies - sliced
Green Chilies - sliced
Lime wedges
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Simmer prawn shells/heads in water to extract broth (will take about 1/2 hour).
Drain and keep aside.
Fry onion, garlic and shrimp paste in oil for about 2-3mins.
Add chili paste and curry powder.
Continue frying till oil splits.
Pour broth and season with salt.
When broth reduces to three quarter, pour in coconut milk.
Meanwhile, assemble noodles and prawns.
Pour broth over and garnish with spring onion, red chillies and green chilies.
Serve with lime while piping hot.
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  1. Loved the dish...One of my favourites...

  2. I like this but kinda hard to cook portion for one ir two. That's why am nit too keen to cook this.

  3. Another mouth watering dish from you,the pictures tell it all,,YUMMY :)

  4. my favourite! I prefer mine with thick bee hoon. This is a hard dish to cook! time consuming too!

  5. I always blindly believe coconut milk, anything you make with, be it addition of veggies or meat, it comes out like a fool proof recipe! And light on the tummy too! The shot looks very inviting and the chopsticks makes it look even more authentic.

  6. just amazing! looks great and nice clicks

  7. Delicious and mouth watering. Very very yummy and beautiful click...

  8. Super luking and fantastic prawns dish.

  9. It looks absolutely appetizing! Certainly admire you for cooking from scratch and not resorting to ready made paste.

  10. Delicious prawn curry Nava, coconut milk makes it everything good.

  11. Wow! So delicious!! Flavorful gravy! :)

  12. Wow , amazing

  13. Absolutely loving each one of your comments. Thank you so so much.

  14. Oh Nava I have missed so many of your posts.I am joining ur site :))

  15. Perfect shots.. Am yet again drooling on that bowl of laksa.. Maybe will try out and satisfy my taste buds :)

  16. Lovely Prawn curry laksa. Looks delectable!

  17. Looks great and inviting :-)

  18. I love this recipe, this shrimp-laksha looks bright and appetizing. Delish. :)

  19. Mmm this looks so warm and delicious :D


  20. wow curry looks so great...loved it..will try someday...

  21. looks super tempting..will definitely try this someday

  22. Amazingly done want a bowl I bet its so delicious


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