A Curry in a Hurry…

It felt like a day for a curry today. Our favourite curries at the moment tend to involve the use of prawns. Tonight we had a particularly tasty Prawn Biryani:

Here’s the recipe:

1tsp saffron threads

50ml warm water

2 shallots

3 garlic cloves

2cm fresh ginger

2 tsp coriander seeds

2 cloves

seeds from 2 green cardamom pods

2cm cinnamon stick

1tsp ground turmeric

2 dried, red chillis

2tbsp olive oil

1tsp mustard seeds

500g raw prawns

300ml coconut milk

basmati rice, cooked, ready to serve

Soak the saffron in warm water for 10 minutes. Put the shallots, garlic, ginger, coriander seeds, cloves, cardamom seeds, cinnamon stick, turmeric and chillis into a grinder or mortar and grind to a paste.

Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to pop, add the prawns and cook for a minute or so. Add the spice paste followed by the coconut milk. Bring to the boil and then turn down to a simmer, cook for 20 minutes.

Before serving, drizzle the saffron water over the rice and stir through. Serve the Prawn Biryani over the rice.

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4 thoughts on “A Curry in a Hurry…

    • There are a lot of spices in this recipe, but we are big fans of curry in all its forms so I tend to have a stock of whole spices in my cupboard. I find that the whole spices keep their flavour for longer than the ready ground ones and grinding them myself makes the house smell amazing!

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