A delicious fruity curry by Arun Kapil whipped up on RTÉ One Today show.
- 12 fresh jumbo king prawns, peeled, deveined (400g to 500g frozen is fine, defrosted before cooking)
- 3 tblsp coconut oil
- 1 tblsp black mustard seeds
- 2 cloves garlic, diced finely
- 600ml passata
- 60g ginger, grated finely
- 150g frozen or fresh coconut chunks, blitzed to a rough paste
- 200g pineapple, chopped into 40mm chunky wedges, fresh and peeled ideally
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3 tsp black peppercorns
- 2 green cardamom pods
- 2 cloves freshly ground
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 7 Datterini or baby plum tomatoes halved and roasted in a low oven, until semi-dry about 3 hours at 100°C
- Small handful curry leaves, fried in coconut oil and fresh coriander leaves
- Cucumber, de-seeded, sliced into 30mm chunks
- 1 green finger chilli, sliced thinly on the bias
- 100m Greek yoghurt, natural
- celery pilau
- pulled ham hock
- Fry the prawns in a 1 tblsp of coconut oil, in a hot pan until only just cooked. Set aside.
- Next, blitz the mustard seeds with a little water, about 2 tblsp or so to form a rough textured paste. Set aside
- Pop the remaining coconut oil into a casserole, add the mustard seed paste, garlic, spice mix, salt, stir and cook for a minute
- Pour in the passata, add the ginger, coconut, pineapple and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Then remove from the heat, add the prawns and set aside.
- Add the oven roasted tomatoes to the warm pot and gently stir through the curry.
- Serve with a warm pilau of vintage Basmati, shallot and celery, ham hock cooking liquor, pulled hock and turmeric.
- Garnish with fried curry leaves, fresh coriander, cucumber chunk, sliced green chilli and a dollop of yoghurt.