Friday, August 9, 2013

Lemongrass (Serai) Prawn and Brinjal Curry


Time for another curry dish but I seem to be drawing a blank about what the intro should be. Suppose the creative juice isn't flowing unlike how creative it was to make this curry. Okay. Let me just say that this curry is made with a spicy lemongrass paste, coconut milk, prawns, fish sauce and brinjal. Truly a thick curry soaking up with succulent prawns and tender brinjal.


Ingredients
15 medium size prawns - de-vein, rinse and pat dry. Leave the tail on.
1 medium size tomato - chopped
1/2 cup thick coconut/carton milk/cream (either which you prefer)
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 Chinese brinjal - cut into 1/2 inch rings.
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp sugar
Salt for taste (taste the curry before adding)

For the chilli paste
10 dried red chillies (or as needed)
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
4 shallots
1/2 inch ginger
1 lemongrass
2 stalks coriander leaves (add the stems and keep the leaves for garnishing)

Method
In heated oil, fry chilli paste till aromatic and oil splits.
Add brinjal and pour 1/2 litre of water.
Stir and cook till brinjal is 3/4 cooked.
Add prawns, fish sauce and season with salt.
When prawns are "almost" cooked, pour in coconut milk.
Stir and simmer just for another 2-3 mins.
Remove from heat and combine in coriander leaves.
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28 comments:

  1. THis curry looks delicious. Nava wanted to know if we can grow lemon grass in a pot.

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  2. love the dish and shrimp and eggplant combo looks so tempting, wish to grab curry and add it in rice and indulge it.

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  3. Nava this looks wonderful ! the pics are real tempting...I've only paired up brinjal and fish ,will try it with prawn the next time :)

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  4. I love these type of curry!! Goes well with prata!

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  5. Humi - yes, you can grow lemongrass in pots, should work fine.

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  6. Nava, i love this very much, got to try out your recipe. oh.... yummy.

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  7. Such a wonderful recipe and sure making me drool :)) I smell the lemon grass!

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  8. yummm.....exactly....deveining and removing smelll....big task... love the use of lemon grass.. Superb recipe.

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  9. The combination of brinjal and prawns...that's new to me. I'd love to try out this dish!

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  10. Amazing color of the dish.. must be delicious with the prawns !

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  11. have to try this combo of prawns and brinjal.. marvelous nava :)

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  12. Wonderful curry.. Love the addition of lemon grass..

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  13. The curry looks totally awesome, love it dear...

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  14. Love the combination of brinjal and shrimp .The curry looks so yummy .I like the flying plate :)

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  15. simply drooling here, wonderful preparation :-)

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  16. Prawns are one of my favs and I guess with eggplant it will further bring in a smoothness to the flavours of the entire menu.

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  17. Isn't it fullfilling to pick produce off your garden and cook, I'm sure it's fun. I don't cook a lot with those flavors, I am seriously inspired by you. MY family would love the curry.

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  18. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Nava, I like lots of serai in curries and yours definitely is delish :)

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  19. I have heard mixing brinjal and shrimps .. Inviting photos

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  20. Very different and unique... Will definitely try it Nava :-)

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  21. yes...i can never cook prawns unless its deveined! Even when eating outside...I can be a rascal to devein my prawns before biting into them if they are visible.

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  22. oohh...yumm...this is so perfect curry...colour is so rich

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  23. We sooo like the way you combine the shrimps and the eggplants!! Looks so yummy! :)

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  24. I love prawns, this looks very different dish to me.. Nice blend of brinjal & prawns. Gotta try soon :)

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  25. Wow you grow lemon grass in your garden!! As usual great pics, Nava!!

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  26. I love love love lemongrass and kaffir lime! These two are a must in my Asian recipes. In fact I love lemongrass so much that I have experimented with desserts too and it just works. I am bookmarking this recipe. Lemongrass, prawns and brinjal...I have to make this:-)

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  27. I love love love lemongrass and kaffir lime! These two are a must in my Asian recipes. In fact I love lemongrass so much that I have experimented with desserts too and it just works. I am bookmarking this recipe. Lemongrass, prawns and brinjal...I have to make this:-)

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