Prawn Curry & Guwar – mum’s cooking
At my mum’s this evening, which means an amazing dinner. I don’t just love her cooking because I grew up with it, she honestly makes the best curry of anyone I know.
Tonight we had prawn curry, guwar (a type of green bean) cooked with onions, and curried okra. We ate this with rice and homemade chapattis. The whole lot took her about 45 minutes to make. And it was incredible. Here’s the recipe for the prawn curry:
King prawns - we use frozen
1/3 tbsp green masala
1/4 tsp each of tumeric, chilli powder and garam masala
1/2 tsp dhana jeeru (or 1/4 tsp each of ground coriander and ground cumin)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tin tomatoes, blended until smooth
Fry your green masala and spices in a little vegetable oil.
Once it’s sizzling lightly, add the tomatoes.
While you wait, thaw the prawns in some warm water.
When the tomato sauce has started simmering, taste it to check the salt and then add the prawns.
Cook for a few minutes until the prawns are cooked/heated through (depending on whether they were raw or pre-cooked).
That’s it. This is one of my favourite curries because the tomato sauce takes on such a great flavour from the prawns, but it takes all of about 10 minutes to make.