Prawn Curry – ඉස්සෝ කරි

Prep Time: 12 Min    |   Cook Time: 18 Min    |   Ready In: 30 Min

"This delicious prawn curry is a treat! That joyful taste, colour & wonderful smell, makes you nothing but drool. Brilliantly complemented with beautiful Sri Lankan spices this prawn curry happily agrees with steamed rice or bread. It's so easy to prepare & ready to eat in 30 minutes. Enjoy!"



To season the prawns

500 Grams prawns (cleaned and washed)
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon black pepper powder

For the curry

1 Tablespoon oil
8 curry leaves
4 pandan leaves
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 Teaspoon fenugreek seeds
4 cardamom pods
3 dried chillis
1 onion (chopped)
4 Clove garlic (chopped)
1 Teaspoon ginger
1 Teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2 Teaspoon chilli powder
1 tomato (chopped)
1 green chili
1 red chilli (optional)
1 1/2 Cup coconut milk
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon coriander leaves (chopped)


Step 1
Season prawns with turmeric powder, salt, and black pepper powder. Set aside while preparing the curry. (before season the prawns make sure to clean the prawns properly.)
Step 2
Heat oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. When oil is hot add curry leaves, pandan leaves, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, dried chilli and fenugreek seeds into the pan and give it a little stir. Now add garlic, onion and ginger into the pan and saute for about 2 minutes.
Step 3
Add curry and chilli powder mix well and fry for about 2 minutes. (Don't let the spices burn) Add tomato and cook for about 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Step 4
Then add prawns into the pan and fry for about 3 minutes turning occasionally. Now it's times to add green and red chillies into the sauce pan, stir well. Pour coconut milk and keep cooking for about 7 minutes while stirring all the time. Add salt to taste.
Step 5
Once cooked turn off the heat & set aside. Then add lemon juice and coriander leaves into the curry & stir well. Serve hot with rice or bread. Enjoy!

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