Monday, August 20, 2007

Prawns Curry Kapitan

This is a mild curry dish but is rich with coconut milk and spices. Is easy and fast to cook and goes really well with white rice.

Blended ingredients :

3 garlic
3 shallots
3 buah keras (can replaced with almonds)
2" fresh tumeric (can replaced with 1 tbsp of tumeric powder)
1" fresh ginger
2 red chilis
1 stalk of lemon grass

Blend the above ingredients with some water into a paste.

Ingredients :

1 pound of prawns
2 tomatoes - quartered
6 curry leaves
1 tbsp of curry powder
1 cup of coconut milk
juice of half lemon
1 tsp of sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1) Put some oil into the frying pan and stir-fry the kapitan paste, curry powder and curry leaves for a few mintues or until fragrant.
2) Add in prawns and stir fry for 1 min and then add in the coconut milk.
3) Cook for 2 mintues and then add in the tomatoes, lemon juice, sugar salt and pepper to taste.
4) Cook for another 3 mintues and dish out and served with warm rice.

Note : You can used this paste to cook with chicken too but it will take longer to cook. You can add more coconut milk this dish if you want more gravy.


pearly said...

wow yet another lovely disher . your hubby is a lucky men xxxxxyumyummy

drNO said...

yummy....loves this curry....

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, mintak sikit...sedap nampak!

Cat Cat said...

I can almost taste the prawns... Yum yum.. Kalau nak tambah lady fingers boleh tak? Cath memang gila lady fingers.

Beachlover said...

Gert ...ooohhh!! look good and yummy..another good receipe!!.Isn't this Kapitan Prawn taste like Sambal Udang with daun limau purut?.Did Carlos eat this dish?.

Lia said...

nampakkkk sedap sekali, really mouthwatering, shall i came for lunch today?? hehehehe

Home Cooking said...

ur prawns curry make me hungry. looks very yummy.

Jun said...

Gert, sedapnyer..bila lah nk makan kids x suka ade gravy..they prefer yg sambal...isk isk...minta u punyer sket la, hehehe

Sue Sue said...

aiyor...I love prawns so much some more with 'kari' wah want to lau hau sui d >-<

ICook4Fun said...

Pearly, I am lucky too to have found my husband :)

drNo, glad you like the curry.

Zue, nanti I masak untuk you ya :)

Cat, of course you can put lady fingers. I too likes it a lot.

Beachlover, Carlos eat this when I cook it with chicken. He tak suka prawns. This dish is really mild but very lemak. I am sure your hubby will like it too.

Lia, jemput ke rumah :)

Isha, thanks.

Jun, boleh. jemput lah ke rumah I :) We should meet up when I balik Malaysia :)

Sue, I cook you this prawans you cook me your sambal petai ok :) :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

oh my god! this one look so finger-licking-delicious! asyik masak untuk zue aje, bila nak masa untuk i? :P
eh, can find daun kari in PA ke?

ICook4Fun said...

PJ, I will masak for you too. Bila you nak datang ke rumah I? We can find daun kari kat Indian store. You nak tak? I can belikan.

NorthBorneoGirl said...

Geert: curry looks great! .. eh can I go over your place for makan-makan ? lucky zue to be able to visit you ..nice tht you have fresh curry leaves .. over here cannot find one .. only dry ones .. not so nice to put in curry .. no kicklah! ..

Salt N Turmeric said...

gert, can kalau u nak belikan i daun kari. :) so far i tak pernah jumpa lagi daun kari or daun limau purut. but then again, i tak pernah sampai ke 99 ranch pun. :(

ICook4Fun said...

Envy, of course you can come to my rumah also. Yea, is good to have Zue living not too far from us :)

PJ actually you can buy daun limau purut kat Ranch 99 and kari leaves from the Indian groceries store. I pernah beli when we lived at OC. Ok lah..i belikan untuk you the daun kari.

Salt N Turmeric said...

ooppss ranch 99 bukan 99 ranch. macam 99 red balloons lah pulak. hehe.

eh takyah belilah. nak hantar ke sini mahal shipping dari daun tu. thank u anyways. ;)

Rasa Malaysia said...

Hello Gert, I just came home from Princess Journal's house and savored this very dish. OMG, so good I was instantly addicted. I have gotta make this on my own now that your fantastic blog is discovered by me. All the savory dishes you make are so jilat-able!

Anonymous said...


I am an expat Mom living in Singapore whose kids are cccrazzzyyy about Nonya curry. I have been searching for a recipe for tonight's supper and, voila! I think I've found it! Looks amazing! Thank you!

ICook4Fun said...

Rasa Malaysia, thank you for your kind comment :)

Anon, you are most welcome :)