Prawn Moilee (Prawns simmered in coconut milk, spiked with turmeric, garlic and curry leaves) Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 30mins | Active Time: | Makes: 2 portions

A simple yet delicious recipe that I have used time and again and was given to me by my friend Anand George at Mint and Mustard in Cardiff.
It can even wow your guests at a dinner party!

  • Approximately 10 King Prawns (de-veined and shells removed)
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Small piece of ginger
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 Sprig of Curry leaves
  • 125g Coconut Milk Powder
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • 2 Cherry Tomatoes (for garnish)
  1. Clean the prawns, wash and dry them.
  2. Slice garlic, onions, julienne ginger and slit green chilli.
  3. Mix coconut milk powder with 125 ml of luke warm water and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil add garlic, ginger, slit green chilli, curry leaves and onions and saute till they are translucent.
  5. Add turmeric powder( be careful because turmeric powder burns) so add 30ml water and simmer it.
  6. Add coconut milk, and simmer it, add the prawns and poach it in the sauce (approximately 3- 4 minutes)
  7. Add salt and garnish with cherry tomatoes.

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