Sri Lanka Thakkali Isso (Prawn And Tomato Curry)

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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450 gram prawns
50 grams onion
4 cloves garlic
2 slices ginger
1 medium chile
2 medium tomatoes
2 whole clove
2 whole cardamom
50 milliliters oil
1 bunch curry leaf sprigs
1/2 piece lemon grass stem
1 teaspoon chile powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 piece cg cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
100 milliliter coconut milk -- thin
100 milliliter coconut milk -- thick
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon curry powder

Preparation / Directions:

Wash, shell and de-vein the prawns. Rinse under running water and pat dry. Chop the onion, garlic and ginger and slice the chile and tomatoes. Crush the cloves and cardamoms. Heat the oil and when hot add the curry leaves, lemon grass, onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for a couple of minutes then the tomato, chile powder, paprika powder, cinnamon stick, fenugreek, salt and turmeric. Add the prawns and mix well. Toss for about 5 minutes. Pour in the thin coconut milk, blend well and cook for 5 minutes Add the Coconut milk, thick and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with lime juice and teaspoon of curry powder before serving.

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