I was challenged whilst on vacation to cook up a main course at Marissa beach resort Sri Lanka for New Year's Eve dinner. The main had to be seafood, HOT adding spice for lovers.I took up the challenge and created a curry dish...This main was served to 150 guest's and was placed 1st...The dish was called "Prawn-Delicious from Gods Own"
Shell and Devein prawns then place prawns in large glass dish and sprinkle 1 tablespoon salt and cover with water for 3 minutes then rinse thoroughly.Pat dry prawns with a clean tea towel, next make a marinade using 1 table spoon ginger garlic paste,1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon red chili flakes, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 cup low fat yogurt,1 tablespoon lemon juice. Mix prawns well in marinade and cover with cling wrap and allow to stand for 30 minutes.
Heat oil - Add whole spices viz. star anise, cinnamon stick,clove, black cardamon and fry for 3 minutes.
Add Ginger & Garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes.
Add diced onion and saute until it becomes soft and opaque about 5 minutes.
Add chili flakes, Turmeric, Ground Coriander and saute for 5 minutes until you smell the aroma of the spices.
Add diced tomatoes and table salt and cook for another 5 minutes until tomatoes breaks down and dissolves and the olive oil rises to the surface.
Add prawns with the marinade and stir well and allow the curry to cook on medium heat until prawns changes color.
Add the light coconut milk and stir well simmer covered for 8 minutes.
sprinkle the ground Cumin powder,garam masala and black pepper over the curry and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.