Prawn in Coconut Curry...

My late grandma used to cook this curry in a clay wok...Uishhhh...tastes very good, seriously...
Being in a modern world, we've adapted to a new living cooking in clay woks is very rare except in some villages or maybe few mothers still use clay pots to cook...;)

Today, I cooked this curry using a non-stick wok only lah! clay woks ah...tastes good still though no fight to my grandma's.

I called up my mum this morning to refresh the recipe...hehe, actually I've forgotten the method of cooking she helped me over the phone while I jotted it down...:)'s the recipe! Some may already know how to cook this curry...for some who have not tried this curry before...why not give a try..:))

Ingredients :- (A)
  • 800 gm large Prawns ~ de-shelled n cleaned (may use shelled ones too)
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 4 shallots ~ sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic ~ crushed
  • 1 inch ginger ~ chopped
  • 1 onion ~ sliced
  • 2 green chillies ~ sliced
  • 1 red chilli ~ sliced
  • 2 stalks of curry leaves
  • 1 large tomato ~ cut into 6
  • 200ml thick coconut milk ~ adjust according to ur preference
  • 2 pcs tamarind slices/ asam keping (soaked in water)
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • salt to taste
  • cooking oil
(B) Make a paste b4 start cooking :-
  • 2 tbsp Fish curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • little water
Cooking Methods :-
  1. Heat oil in wok. Stir-fry the fenugreeks till fragrant.
  2. Add in garlic, ginger n shallots. Stir awhile and add sliced onions, green chillies, red chillies and curry leaves. Stir till fragrant.
  3. Add the prawns and mix them well. Cover the wok with lid and let it simmer till prawn is almost cooked.
  4. Now, put the tomatoes in. Add coconut milk, mixed curry paste, tamarind slices and salt. Mix together and leave it to boil. (U may add some water if u find the curry is too thick, as for me I liked it real thick)
  5. Once the curry boiled a few times, add bay leaves and mix well. Turn off the flame.
That's it! This curry goes well with steamed rice n breads too...;;)


  1. recipee org2 tua ni selalunya memang ummphhh!!!!! Akak nak try buat nanti!

  2. Hi Love..too bad..hubby not really into curry...but akak bedal jer...guess what..I used to cook my curry in a clay wok..or pot...which ever we might call it...melayu kata periuk tanah....hrmm sedap......betapa..tuanya..akak yer...masih punya clay pot...orang moden sekarang ni...dah tak kenal clay wok or pot...yang dia orang kenal..claypot noodles kat food court..betul tak???..Ini kalau cicah dengan roti pun sedap kan LOve...!

  3. love sedapnya nampak kari udang tu.. i suka sgt apa saja masakan yg ada udang ni tp all family members dlm rumah ni x sukalah pulak :p

  4. if let's say I don't have any bay leaves, is it possible to cook this? I mean, the only bay leaves I can find is the mccormick in the bottle..

  5. K.Watie --> Oh hubby eats all, asalkan tak pedas. Yalah kak..I'm one of those who never cooked using a clay wok.
    Hihi, but only know claypot rice n noodles kat foodcourt. ;)
    Yes kak, cicah ngan kari mmg sedap..infact just now after I transferred the curry to smaller pot..I gasak the leftover curry kat wok tu with roti gak! hahahaha! :))

  6. K.Yani --> Ur family members tak makan udang ke kak??? Aisey...;)

  7. Cheryna --> Sure U can cook this curry without bay leaves. It just gives better aroma to any curries. ;)

  8. love, ade lg x udang kari tu??? looks so so so yummyyyyy!!...akak x nak masak dh udang ni..tired already...i'm just waitin' 4 ur invitation..plsssss!!..hehe. pujuk rayu lak ni....huhu...

  9. Love ni syelalu letak resipi best2 lah... prawn curry tue looks delicious.. kalau dah ade nasi kt tepi blh i makan terusss ni.heheh

  10. K.DayangJack --> Aisey akak dun la rayu kat Love! Akak takyah tanya pun, just take it! ;) hehe...

  11. CikManggis --> Tks kak...buat ikut resipi grandma. But edited version lak...;)

  12. Ijan --> Hehe, just to share ma! Sometimes I do feel my recipes r too simple...too common la Ijan, tul tak??? But what to do..Love nih baru minat semua simple2 jer. :)) Am I justifying myself???

    Hehe, jom kita makan...nasi ready! ;)


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