Crayfish Curry

Crayfish Curry
Use crayfish tails to make this lovely seafood curry or add whole crayfish (cleaned and cut). If you like a more filling seafood curry add chunks of stockfish fillets. You can of course use more or less chillies depending on your palate. Serve with boiled fragrant or basmati rice.
Alternatively follow the recipe to make a lovely crayfish curry potjie.
Crayfish Curry

Crayfish Curry

Serves 6
1 kg crayfish tails, deveined and cut into 2 or 3 pieces depending on the size
3 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 teaspoon garam masala
4 tablespoons plain yoghurt
3 large onions (finely chopped)
2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
2 teaspoons coriander/koljana
2 teaspoons cumin/jeera
1 teaspoon turmeric/borrie
2 – 4 green chillies, deseeded and chopped
1 – 2 teaspoons red chilli powder
4 large cloves of garlic, grated finely
Dhanya leaves (finely chopped), optional
2 teaspoons salt or to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup water or as needed
Heat the oil in a pot and sauté onions on low heat till the onions are light brown in colour.
Mix in the grated garlic and green chillies. Fry till it turns golden-brown stirring all the time.
Add the tomato pieces and cook till the onions and tomatoes are soft, about 5 – 10 minutes. Add drops of water to prevent the onion mixture sticking to the bottom.
Now add all the spice powders except the garam masala and mix well to combine the spices with the onion mixture.
Gently stir in the crayfish tails, salt and the yoghurt.
Cook on high for about 5 minutes.
Add the water. Cover and allow it to simmer on low heat till the crayfish meat is cooked and tender about 15 minutes or until the shell of the crayfish turns pinkish. Stir every few minutes, add more water as needed, depending on the consistency you like the texture of your curry (thick or thin gravy/sauce)  Stir in the garam masala and lemon juice. Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
Serve with freshly cooked basmati or fragrant rice.
Crayfish Curry

Crayfish Curry

Follow the above recipe and make a lovely crayfish curry potjie!
Crayfish Potjie

Crayfish Potjie

Crayfish Potjie

Crayfish Potjie

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About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 20/07/2015, in Crayfish Curry, Seafood and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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