I really miss India.

The plan for this year end was to backpack Rajasthan with either the gfs or the husband but none of them can make it. :(

And as much as i want to, i’m too chicken to go alone (i had this alone time (read : lost) for a good 5 minutes in crazy Old Delhi and i must say, it wasn’t fun). Perhaps it was my skin colour, so i did get a hellavu unsolicited stares. Come to think of it, i do get a fair bit of them here in Singapore as well, for they thought i was one of the ahem.. foreign domestic helpers. *facepalm*

So yeah, no Incredible India this year. :(

Creamy Prawn Curry

serves 4

500g tiger prawns
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
5 cm piece of cinnamon stick
4 cloves
7 cardamon pods
3 bay leaves
2 cm piece of ginger, grated
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tsp chili powder
100ml coconut milk
50ml yogurt

*optional : addition of 150g of pan-fried paneer

Method

1. Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the tails intact. Put them in a bowl, add the lemon juice, then toss together and leave them for 5 minutes. Rinse the prawns under running cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Heat the oil in heavy based pan and fry the onion until lightly browned. Add the turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, ginger and garlic, and fry for 1 minute. Add the chili powder, coconut milk, yogurt and salt, to taste and slowly bring to oil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the prawns, return to boil and reduce heat. Simmer for just 2 minutes or until the prawns are cooked and the sauce is thick.

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I almost forgot about this super easy recipe until recently when i’m feeling all Indian-y again, thanks to Deepavali which is just around the corner.

I won’t recommend you to try my Nihari Ghost if you’re pressed for time (but, if you’ve the time, this is a MUST!), but this one here is rather straightforward and equally satisfying, if you’re in the mood for curry that is.

With 1kg of prawns in my freezer now, don’t be surprise if you see this on my Facebook Page — my daily updates for what’s cooking today and ideas for easy meals! — for one of the dinners in the coming weeks. ;)

For other Indian food recipes, i’ve got quite of handful of them. Heheee! See here.

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