As you're doing this, have your wonderful husband peel and devein the jumbo tiger prawns. Add the veggies to the onion/spice mixture and let cook for a bit. This is where we deviated from the recipe b/c we added a lot more water, and about 1/2 cup of greek yogurt...we wanted more "sauce" than what we currently had and this did the trick!
After adding the tiger prawns, this is what we ended up with. We kept doing taste tests and ended up doubling (or a bit more) of each of the spices. We like our curry spicy and with a kick, so that definitely did the trick!! Let the mixture cook about 4 minutes....
And enjoy the final product!! I must say it was delish!! We served it with whole wheat Indian flat bread, and a nice cold bubbly drink!
Now that was a great Friday night!!
And yeah, it was so good, that we made a beef curry tonight for dinner. We used pretty much the same spices, but instead of the tiger prawns, we used sirloin that J cubed. And, I wanted to the sauce to be thicker to stand up to the meat, so I added 2 cups of greek yogurt (o% Fage) and a bunch of chopped mushrooms. We put the meat in last, stirring for 3 min over med. heat, then cranked it up to high heat for 2 min. The result ws perfectly medium rare meat! YUM!
Note to self (and readers wanting to try this): Do not add the yogurt until the end. Otherwise it breaks down and instead of making the sauce truly thicker it does something weird...not gross, just broken down yogurt weird.
But despite the yogurt, it was once again, amazing. Sorry, no pictures. The food didn't last long enough to take any : ) Do you have any favorite Indian recipes you'd like to share??