Prawn and Potato curry
This is one of my favourite dishes which my family and friends also love. Its full of flavor and the succulent prawns with the soft potatoes are an excellent combination. There are a number of ways to cook a prawn curry, but this is a simple yet tasty recipe.
500 grams washed prawns, shelled and deveined
2 medium sized potatoes chopped into cubes
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp chillie powder
2 tbsp tomato paste
3 plum tomatoes
3 tbsp finely chopped coriander
3 tbsp olive oil
Heat oil in a saucepan over high heat. Add garlic and onion and fry for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
Add all the spices, stir and lower the heat so that the spices don't burn. Cook for 5 minutes until fragrant.
Raise the heat and add the prawns and potatoes and stir until covered with the spices. Place lid on top and cook for five minutes.
Add tomatoes, tomato puree and 1 cup of water and simmer for 15-20 minutes over medium heat, with the lid on. Once the potatoes are cooked through add 2 tbsp of coriander and cook for another minute.
Serve with plain rice and garnish with the remaining coriander