Saturday, 26 July 2008


This is a truly yummy dish. I saw this recipe at my blog mate’s site (see HERE). Thanks Sis Ummi for sharing this. The taste is a cross between a sambal and a curry. It really is nice change from curries or sweet and sour dishes.

1 kg prawns – peeled and cleaned
3 tsp seafood curry powder – I used ‘Baba’ Brand (made in Malaysia)
2 tsp mustard seeds
2 red onions - diced
20 dried chillies – de-seeded, soaked and ground
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 tomatoes - quartered
2 sprigs of curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp turmeric powder

Rub the prawns with the turmeric and season with salt. Leave for 10 to 15 mins. Heat a deep pot or wok and lightly fry the prawns in shallow oil. Lift and set aside.

Using the same oil (about 2 tbsp) and pot, fry curry leaves, followed by the mustard seeds and the onions. After 1 to 2 mins, add in the curry powder, mix well and add in the chilli paste. Cook till aromatic (add a little water if needed – not too much though). Next add in the tomato puree, salt and sugar. When the oil has seeped through the paste, add in the prawns, mix well and thicken the sauce. Before lifting, add in the sliced tomatoes. Serve hot with rice and dishes such as BABY BUK CHOY IN COCONUT MILK (BUK CHOY MASAK LEMAK).

Note: the sauce in this dish is fairly thick.


Ummi said...

Waahhhh! VG, sedap kan sambal ni, dengan rasa kari dalam sambal udang..thanx for trying VG! Next time kita masak sotong sambal malbari lak ek..hehe..Have a nice weekend! muaahhh!!

VG said...

You are welcome Kak Ummi. As you said, the sambal is really nice and yes, we must try using squid next time. Tks for the recipe again. Muaahh kembali!

Noor said...

I am so glad to see you have the yum yum blog award, I made it about a month ago just to see what great food blogs it ends up on and I have found it on so many YUMMY blogs, wow amazing!

I am happy to find your blog and wow this dish looks amazing, where is mine? lol!

Maybe we can link, let me know!

VG said...

Hi Noor

Tks for visiting my blog and creating the yum-yum award. By all means link my blog...I already have you as a favourite!

ICook4Fun said...

VG, this dish look so delicious. I will difinately cook this once I get some fresh udang.

VG said...

You won't be disappointed Gert. Betul betul sedap. If you can take the heat, I'd recommend leaving some chilli seeds in the dried chillies. I had to discard all of them because of the kids.