Monday, April 23

Perfect Prawn Masala

This recipe can be made with any meat, I love prawns but chicken, fish or beef would also work well! I made this before a friend and I went on a road trip so that we wouldn't be tempted to buy terrible foods from fast food places. We actually ended up scoffin' it down after a night out and far too much beer... but hey, its better than McDonald's! Point of story - always have something in your fridge for when you get drunk and hungry!

Btw - this recipe has dairy, a small amount of yoghurt. This can be replaced with soy yoghurt or perhaps coconut milk?

1. Turn oven on to Bake at 180c.

2. Marinate 400gms of Prawns in
    2 Tablespoons Greek Yoghurt
    1 tsp Paprika
    1 tsp Lemon Juice
    1 tsp Cumin
    1 tsp Coriander
    1/2 tsp Turmeric
    Set aside for 15 minutes.

3. In a deep pan heat Olive Oil and add 5 Cardamom Pods. Crush to let the seeds out.
    Add 2 Cloves Crushed Garlic and 2 teaspoons Grated Ginger followed by 1 Chopped Onion and your
    favourite vegetables, thinly sliced.
    Slowly stir in 1 Tablespoon Garam Masala and pour in 1 Cup  
    Crushed Tomatoes and 1/2 Cup Water.

5. Stir Prawns and Marinade into the sauce with a Tablespoon
    of Fenugreek Leaves and 1 Tablespoon of fresh Coriander. Simmer
    for 10minutes.

Its a long recipe but it comes together really well and can be kept for up to 3 days or frozen. Curries always taste better the next day so make sure you save some for lunch!