Thursday, 8 May 2014

Prawn Theldulla

Prawn Theldulla


Recipe source :  The Flavours magazine, Vol 11 Issue 2 No. 40 Sept - Oct  2003


This fine cuisine hails from Sri Lanka. I find this dish wholesome and having a good balance of the various food groups. I like this type of recipe which has protein and vegetables all in one dish, which means the lazy me do not have to cook a few different dishes for the day!

We like the mild blending of spices with the prawns and vegetables. It tasted like a mild curry yet no coconut milk nor curry powder was used in this excellent prawn dish. 

Ingredients


 
500g medium-sized prawns ( remove shells but keep the tails )
1 tsp turmeric
90g shallots, peeled whole
2 medium-sized onions, sliced
1 tbsp ginger, minced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 pandan (screw-pine) leaf, cut into 1 cm sections
1 small stick of cinnamon
4 bird's eye chillies, cut
1 capsicum, cut
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
2 tbsp water                                     ( I used 1/3 cup water )
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp ground black pepper               
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar                                    ( I added sugar to taste )


 Prawns

Top : onions
Middle : shallots
Bottom : cinnamon stick
Top left : capsicum. Top right : tomato
Bottom left : curry leaves. Bottom right : chilli padi

Method


1.  Season prawns with turmeric powder.
2.  Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry shallots, onions, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, cinnamon and chillies. Stir-fry for a minute or until fragrant.
3.  Add prawns and fry for another minute over high heat.
4.  Add capsicum, tomatoes, water and lime juice. 
5   Cook until almost dry.
6.  Season to taste.




I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest  : Indian Subcontinent
Hosted by Alvin of Chef and Sommelier


I am also linking this to Cook-Your-Book #12

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Organised by Joyce of  Kitchen Flavours


3 comments:

  1. Hi Doris! This sure looks good with rice! :D

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  2. Hi Doris,
    This looks really, really delicious! My kinda dish too, and "dangerous", cos can eat two plates of rice! Thanks for linking!

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  3. Wow your prawn dish looks mouth watering!

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