"Banana curry with shrimp"
3 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon powdered cumin
1 teaspoon ginger/garlic mixture
4 tablespoons oil
125 dried shrimps (soaded in water and then cleaned)
OR 250g fresh or frozen shrimps (shelled and seasoned with salt and pepper)
1 big onion (sliced)
Some curry leaves
6 green bananas (peeled and cut into 1 cm pieces)
2 chopped tomatoes
2 green chillies
Chopped coriander leaves
Mix together powdered ingredients, ginger/garlic mixture and some water so as to make a paste.
Heat oil and fry shrimps for 3 or 4 mins. Drain and keep aside.
In the same oil, fry onion till transparent. Add curry paste, curry leaves and about 4 tablespoons water. Stir fry till moisture evaporates.
Add bananas, 1/4 glass of water and some salt. Mix, cover and cook for 5 to 6 mins.
Then add fried shimps, tomatoes and chillies. Mix, cover and cook over a low heat till gravy thickens and bananas are cooked.
Remove from heat and sprinkle over coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice and tomato chutney.
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.