Prawn, pea & tomato curry

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

Simple, speedy and good for you, this seafood curry takes just 20 minutes to make, or use a slow cooker for extra flavour

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal236
  • fat0g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre6g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.24g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onion, halved, each cut into 6 wedges



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 6 ripe tomato, each cut into 8 wedges



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • large knob of fresh root ginger, chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 6 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp curry paste (we used Patak's tikka masala paste)
  • 400g shelled raw king prawn
  • 250g frozen pea
  • small bunch coriander, leaves chopped
  • basmati rice or chapatis, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in frying pan, then fry the onions over a medium heat until soft and beginning to brown, about 5 mins. Meanwhile, reserve 8 of the tomato wedges, then whizz the remainder in a food processor with the ginger and garlic.

  2. Add the curry paste to the pan for 30 secs. Stir through the tomato mix and remaining tomato wedges, then bubble over a high heat for 5 mins, stirring so the sauce doesn’t catch. Mix in the prawns and peas; simmer until prawns are pink and cooked through. Scatter with coriander, then serve with rice.

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Comments (48)

MooseLady's picture

Wow! This curry was amazing! All the flavours worked so well together and the pureed tomatoes made a brilliant saucy consistency. I loved the addition of peas and the prawns were lovely. I added some cod which I had in the freezer as it needed using up and it went really well. Served with wholegrain pilau rice and plenty of naan bread. Fantastic.

somcdonald's picture

Yes, this is a pretty simple recipe but if you really want a nice curry recipe get a hold of Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible. Don't be put off by the number of spices for each recipe. Once you have all the spices in your pantry you can bang out a curry in no time!

caroline343's picture

really easy and really yummy. bit spicy for kiddies so added sachet of creamed coconut to make it slightly milder. did let simmer for longer than recipe said as suggested below. will defo make it again!!

nursenicola's picture

Very tasty meal and incredibly simple and easy to make. Agree with previous comments that slightly more cooking time is required. Easy to make ahead and also to make extra sauce to pop in the freezer. Great for a no-fuss mid-week dinner. Serviced with rice and naan bread, delicious!

jc1000's picture

Lovely! Very simple and looked great too. However, only rated as 4 star as I found the sauce needed to cook for considerably longer than 5 mins - at 5 mins it tasted quite 'raw'. I simmered gently for about a further 20 mins and added both salt & sugar. Suspect this may depend on the paste & tomatoes used so just worth checking and adjusting according to taste. Served as part of a selection of curries for meal with friends. I prepared sauce beforehand, then just reheated & added prawns and peas at the last minute. Will definitely make again and highly recommend.

sandrahayes's picture

Have cooked this a few times - it has become a mid week family favourite - it's delicious. we add a grated courgette when adding the tomato - it makes it go a bit further and gives a great texture.

rachi09's picture

Very easy to make and tastes lovley.

bexdot's picture

Loved it!- Made it in the slow cooker and added a small tin of coconut milk 1.5 hours before serving as went a bit dry.

teresag1963's picture

i used Patak's Bhuna paste instead much better taste.

teresag1963's picture

made this for tea tonight it was absolutely delicious. this will become one of my favourite regular quick meals.

mindymo82's picture

My boyfriend will be making this curry for me tonight, it's one of our favourites! It's quick, easy and delicious!

mandafers's picture

Really enjoyed this as it was very tasty without overwhelming spice. Added 3 tbsp of coconut milk to make the sauce a bit looser. Will be adding this as a regular favourite

lesleyviggers's picture

just made this for 10 people to take camping tomorrow. Nice and easy the peas add a really sweet note.

cshobbs's picture

Very good and tasty, though my son didn't like it very much.
Reduced garlic and curry paste as we don't like things too spicy

foodie64mum's picture

Very nice, and very quick.

mriancook's picture

Great, quick & tasty dish. We have it regularly!

mriancook's picture

This is a great, quick & tasty recipe. We have it regularly in our house.

katielou82's picture

This is a really delicious curry and very easy to make. I've made it a few times when we've had visitors - it has gone down very well and I have been forced to hand over the recipe!! Also, my partner who fancies himself as a curry critic, says this is better than meals we've had in some of the fancy curry houses we've been to - a massive compliment!!! It even looks like a real authentic dish, unlike some recipies I've tried.

darrenharris7's picture

Fresh, spicy (used madras paste) and great mid week meal....

liezeldutoit's picture

Easy and tasty, will make this again, perhap add some mussels next time


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