Monday, 19 August 2013

king prawn pasanda curry.


a sweet, light and creamy curry with a kick of red chilli. adapted from the bbc good food chicken pasanda recipe, i switched chicken for king prawns as they're easily my favourite meat in a curry. 

i found this recipe whilst looking for yogurt based curries to try out the chobani delivery i'd kinda been sent to trial. they're a great alternative to most regular yogurts as they are complete fat free - yep 0%! - and as well as containing entirely natural ingredients they also have lots of protein to keep you fuller longer.


i'm also quite proud of the spice collection i've been building up - means i actually try a lot more curries from scratch now without thinking "oh i won't make that as i don't have x, y and z in the cupboard..." so how did i make this one?

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makes two portions, which i served with brown rice
♥ 300g king prawns, cooked and peeled
♥ 4 tbsp natural yogurt
♥ 1 tsp ground cumin
♥ 2 tsp ground coriander
♥ 4 cardamon pods, split and seeds crushed
♥ 1 tsp ground turmeric
♥ 1 tsp ground ginger 
♥ 1 tsp red chilies 
♥ 2 garlic cloves, chopped 
♥ 1 white onion, sliced
♥ 100ml vegetable stock
♥ 2 tbsp ground almonds
♥ 1 tsp garam masala

original chicken pasanda recipe on bbc good food here.

begin by marinating the prawns in the yogurt and spices for 1-2 hours. save a little yogurt to stir through when serving later.


soften the onions in a pan for around 10 minutes with a dash of olive oil. then add the ginger, chilli and garlic and continue to cook on a medium heat for a further 2-3.


add in the yogurt and prawn mix, followed by the vegetable stock. simmer for 10 minutes. the chicken version would be to simmer for 30 minutes but i only simmered for around 10 as i didn't want the prawns to go rubbery. lastly, stir in the garam masala and ground almonds.


serve with a swirl of yogurt and your favourite rice or naan.


what are you favourite curries - do you prefer yogurt based or something with more tomato and spice? you might also like these recipes for haddock korma, south indian style potato curry and paneer tikka masala.

as well as the plain yogurt, i also got to try a few other flavours of chobani :)


i took a little picture of the ones i enjoyed most. i don't eat yogurt much as i don't often like fruit flavoured things - i'd much prefer to eat a bowl or strawberries than strawberry ice cream for example. though i have to say these surprised me and i was even more surprised that my favourite was easily the blueberry one - not usually up there on my top fruits but the sweetness worked with the flavour of the yogurt. you wouldn't believe how thick this yogurt is for saying it is 0% fat. anyway enough of me going on about them - go try them for yourself!

find out more at chobani.com or on their twitter 

note: i was sent the chobani yogurts to trial for review and was not paid for this post. all opinions are my own and honest - as always :)

7 comments:

  1. Pasanda is one of my favourite Indian recipes. Funnily enough, I had it last week, and was considering looking for a recipes - I'm totally going to make it now that you've posted it! Also great to read you made it with Chobani yogurt, I'm a huge fan and happy to see it works as an alternative to cream in curries.

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    1. That's brilliant to hear - let me know how you get on :) I love mild and creamy curries! It's lovely isn't it? I'll definitely be trying it again if I spot it in the supermarket x

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  2. This pasanda looks absolutely divine, your photos are making us drool! It would be a sin not to make this at home later :}

    Really glad you enjoyed our deliciously creamy yoghurts :D

    -Chobani

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    1. Glad to hear you like the look of the recipe :) Thanks again for sending me some to try x

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  3. Looks delicious. I love Chobani yoghurt. So thick and creamy.

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    1. Thanks :) Loving Chobani too - I've heard they have it in Asda now so defo will be picking up some more! x

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  4. Love a good curry, this looks delicious - especially as you have used yogurt instead of cream, keep it a bit lighter!

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