"Prawn-Delicious From Gods Own"

Mike Chetty


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"


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30 Min
25 Min


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1 kg large
tiger prawns, shelled
1 medium
brown spanish onion diced
3 medium
ripe tomatoes diced
3 tsp
fresh garlic and ginger paste
1 tsp
turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp
red chili flakes
2 tsp
lightly toasted & ground coriander seeds
1 c
lite coconut milk
1 tsp
garam masala
1/2 c
low fat yoghurt
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper fresh
1 tsp
lightly toasted & ground cumin seeds fresh
4 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
coriander leaves chopped fresh
1 tsp
table salt
star anise,cinnamon stick,clove,black cardomom

How to Make "Prawn-Delicious From Gods Own"


  • 1Shell 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.
  • 2Add Ginger & Garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes.
  • 3Add diced onion and saute until it becomes soft and opaque about 5 minutes.
  • 4Add chili flakes, Turmeric, Ground Coriander and saute for 5 minutes until you smell the aroma of the spices.
  • 5Add 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.
  • 6Add prawns with the marinade and stir well and allow the curry to cook on medium heat until prawns changes color.
  • 7Add the light coconut milk and stir well simmer covered for 8 minutes.
  • 8sprinkle the ground Cumin powder,garam masala and black pepper over the curry and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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About "Prawn-Delicious From Gods Own"

Course/Dish: Fish, Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Seafood, #Prawns

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