In Sri Lanka we always get freshly caught  sea prawns. They are far better than farmed prawns. I found these beautiful fresh sea prawns and thought of doing  a curry  that I used to eat when I was a kid. I learnt this curry from my late grand mother,

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This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

This is 500 g Prawns. First take the heads off.

Use a small sharp knife to make a slit along the middle of the back to expose the dark vein. Pull out the vein.

Put the prawns in to a pot.  Cut one onion, several cloves of garlic, one tomato (Optional) and some chillies. Add some curry leaves, cinnamon and pandan leaves (Rampe) too

I used a tea spoon full curry powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper and some salt. Add cut ingredients and spices on to the prawns as shown in the picture. Add some water in to that (About 1/2 cup) and cook several minutes until the colour of the prawns changes.

After add about a cup of  thick coconut milk and cook well. But never over cook the prawns.


Serve with rice bread or even string hoppers.