In a medium sized kadhai or wok add 2 tablespoons of oil and keep it on medium heat. Add peppers,cloves and bay leaves and when they sizzle (after 10-15 seconds) add onions and garlic. Fry them till the onions turn translucent.
Add tomatoes and continue frying till they turn mushy.
Add the green chillies,red chilli powder,salt,turmeric powder and shrimp/prawns and mix well.
Whisk the yogurt well and mix it with the coconut milk (if you are using it) and add it to the kadhai / wok.
Continue to keep it on medium heat till the shrimp / prawns are done.
Add garam masala and mix well .
Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot with Rice or Rotis.
Recipe by Simmer to Slimmer at http://simmertoslimmer.com/prawn-curry/