The Portuguese Discoveries opened contacts with diverse cultures, such as the early Arab spice traders influence in the history of Mozambique’s gastronomy resulting in a combination of flavors that provides explosive culinary delights!
Chicken and Prawn Curry
This dish has many ingredients and it looks a lot more complicated than it really is.
What you need:
½ kg chicken fillet cut into pieces ½ kg prawns peeled and deveined
1 onion sliced
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tin of coconut milk or cream (I prefer the cream)
3 tablespoons masala or curry powder
½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
½ teaspoon ground ginger and garlic
4 cardamom pods
1 teaspoon paprika
1 stem curry leaf
2 cinnamon sticks
Salt to taste
How to do it:
In a saucer add cut up tomatoes, curry leaf, turmeric powder, ground ginger, garlic, masala, cardamom pods and paprika (be careful not to burn the mixture).
In a large cooking pot add oil, onion, 2 cinnamon sticks and fry until onions are lightly browned. Next add tomatoes mixture and simmer on high for 5 minutes then add chicken pieces, simmer for about 5 minutes.
Add the coconut milk and bring to the boil. Once boiling add the prawns turning the mixture very gently with a wooden spoon.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Discard the cinnamon and cardamom.
Serve with savoury Basmati rice.
Recipe credited to : Ginokas