How to cook… Medium Prawn Curry

Serves 4 as a main dish

Shellfish lovers just can’t resist an Indian restaurant’s Prawn Curry. Take a good serving of your Base Curry Sauce, add some plump prawns, a bit of garlic and a sprinkle of spice for a great medium-strength curry. Garnish with fresh coriander.

What you need…
• small knob of butter
• 800g prawns, shelled and deveined
• 2 Tablespoons ghee
• 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
• 1 teaspoon garlic paste
• 600ml Base Curry Sauce
• 2 Tablespoons tomato ketchup
• small handful fresh coriander (chop up the stems to add to the curry and set aside the leaves for garnish)
• 1 teaspoon garam masala
• salt to taste

Spice Mix 1
• 1 Tablespoon mild curry powder
• 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
• 1 teaspoon chilli powder
• 1 teaspoon vinegar

How to make it
1. Heat the butter to a medium heat. While it is heating up mix the Spice Mix with the vinegar and enough water to form a sloppy paste.
2. Add the prawns to the butter and stir fry until they are pink. This should take about 2 minutes. Remove the prawns from the pan and set aside.
3. Add the ghee to the pan and het to a high heat. Add the cumin seeds and fry for 10 seconds. They should sizzle immediately. You can test the ghee is hot enough by adding one seed.
4. Add the garlic paste and cook for 1 minute on a lower heat. You may have to remove the pan from the heat initially to stop the paste burning. (If it burns then throw it away and start again.)
5. Add the Spice Mix paste and cook for 2 minutes. It should now be thick and gloopy.
6. Add the Base Curry Sauce and the tomato ketchup and cook for 2 minutes.
7. Add the coriander stems, garam masala and salt, and cook until for 5 minutes.
8. Add the prawns and stir fry until the prawns are cooked.
9. Serve, garnished with the coriander leaves.

CHEF’S TIP Always use fresh prawns instead of frozen when you can.
Prawn Curry, the classic choice for shellfish lovers.

If you like this you should try our
Prawn Madras
Prawn Rogan
Prawn Vindaloo
Medium Chicken Curry
Chicken Madras
Chicken Vindaloo
Chicken Bhoona
Butter Chicken
Chicken Dopiaza

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