Saturday, June 1, 2013

Prawn Curd Rice

You gotta really worry when your neighbor is a potential psycho. Very recently a new occupant has come in the flat below us and within two weeks of his arrival, he has visited us twice to complain about making sound. Now I really don't how to keep pin drop silence in a wooden house. In last two weeks after coming back from the NY trip we were so tired that we didn't even invite any friend or hold a party at home, but still the man came knocking at our door twice, once at 1 o'clock at night. I was completely freaked out when his knock from a dull monotone went on becoming louder and louder. He at least knocked for 5-6 times loudly on our door, imagine at the dead of night. I was so scared that I didn't let my husband even open the door. The man is a maniac. Our A/c was not working on that night with a temperature hovering around 100F. We were not able to sleep so I stood up on our bed to open the vent of A/c wide not knowing the a/c had blown up. The thudding of my foot on the floor had woken him up from his sleep as it seems and he without any hesitation ran upstairs to complain. My Gawd!!


I am scared of psychos and USA is full of them. When I complained about this activity to our community, the woman sitting behind the desk gave a laugh and told me to ignore the man as much as possible with a warning not to get into any confrontation with him because often this type of recluse turns out to be psychopath.


Coming to the recipe below, I collected this one from a cookery show. I think the taste might not suit all although I liked it very much. I have friends averse to curry leaves and hence I think people not fond of curry leaves may find this dish not appetizing enough, but those who have no problem with curry leaves will find the dish flavorsome. I for one enjoyed the simplicity of the flavor and the hassle-free preparation.

Ingredients:                                                        Method: 15 minutes

For Prawn Curry:

ü  250 gm. prawns

ü  1 1/2 cup coconut milk (240 ml)

ü  4-5 green chillies (ground into paste)

ü  Salt to taste

ü  1/2 tbsp. sugar

ü  1/2 tsp. black mustard seeds

ü  1 string of curry leaves

ü  1 tbsp. white oil

For Curd Rice:

ü  2 cups of cooked rice

ü  1 cup of grated coconut

ü  1 cup of yogurt, beaten

ü  Salt to taste

ü  1/2 tbsp. sugar

ü  1/2 tsp. mustard seeds

ü  1 string of curry leaves


1) Add salt into prawns and mix. Heat oil in a skillet and shallow fry the prawns. Keep them off the flame.

2) Into the same oil, add black mustard seeds and curry leaves. Allow the ingredients to crackle. Add coconut milk, green chilli paste, salt and sugar. Bring the gravy to a boil and add the prawns. Cook on medium heat for 5-8 minutes till prawns are cooked through.

3) In a wok, add 1 tbsp. oil. When oil turns hot, add black mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let them sputter.

4) Add grated coconut and mix. Add beaten yogurt, salt and sugar. Fold in. Bring the mixture to a mild boil. Add the cooked rice. Mix all, stirring continuously.

5) Serve the curd rice with prawn curry.


1 comment:

  1. Such a lovely blog! This is my first time here..and I'm glad that I found this space of yours. I have posted a prawns recipe in my space along with many others. Do chk it out wen u get a chance. Happy to be a follower!