"Chicken Curry with Prawns"
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon ginger / garlic mixture
Salt, pepper, oil
1 kg chicken (cut into pieces)
250 grams prawns (shelled and deveined)
1 big onion, sliced
2 chopped tomatoes
Chopped coriander leaves
Mix together powdered ingredients and make into a paste with some water. Fold in ginger-garlic mixture.
Season chicken with salt and pepper and fry in oil until light brown. remove and keep aside.
Fry prawns, seasoned with salt and pepper in the same oil. Drain and keep aside.
In about 3 tablespoons of the same oil, fry onion until it becomes transparent. Add curry paste and stir fry till mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
Put in the tomatoes and curry leaves and some salt. Mix well and cook until gravy thickens.
Add chicken and prawns with half a glass of water. Mix well, cover and simmer till chicken is tender.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice.
(For a stronger prawn flavour, the shells can be crushed withsome water in a food processor, then strained and used to cook the curry in the place of ordinary water.)
NOTE: We would like to say a big thank you to the author of the recipe book called "Mauritian Delights", Mrs Lalita Sookhee, who has kindly given us the authorisation to copy some of the recipes that are in her book. If you wish to buy the "Mauritian Delights" recipe book which contains over 300 absolutely delicious mauritian recipes, please contact Mrs Lalita Sookee at Lsookhee@usa.net or Connect@netcourrier.com.