Prawn curry in a hurry

Prawn curry in a hurry

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins Ready in 15 minutes if using fresh prawns


Serves 2
Minimum shopping, maximum taste, and if Indian's not your thing make this Thai prawn curry with a simple switch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal166
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein22g
  • salt1.08g
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  • 2 tbsp curry paste (we used Patak's Origional Balti curry paste)
  • 1 onion, finely sliced



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

  • 200g large raw or cooked prawn, defrosted if frozen



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 400g can chopped tomato with garlic
  • large bunch coriander, leaves and stalks chopped


  1. Drizzle some oil from the curry paste jar into a wok or large frying pan, gently heat, then add the onion. Sizzle over a low heat for 4 mins until the onion softens, then stir in the paste and cook for a few mins longer. Stir in the prawns and tomatoes, then bring to a simmer. If using raw prawns, simmer until they have changed colour and are cooked through. Season, if you like, then add the coriander just before serving with boiled rice and naan bread.

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Comments (98)

micwats's picture

Loved it and so easy to make. Very tasty.

denben's picture

both me and my fella where amazed that I mad such a tasty quick meal. going to try it again net week.

mooingzelda's picture

This is brilliant with Patak's Madras paste instead of Balti and a LOT of coriander.

kittie43's picture

I made this curry just recently, and my partner and I loved it! It was really quite quick and very easy to make! Yum!

beavisrose's picture

Absolutly delicious! Lovely fresh tomato flavour but I did have to add about 3 times the amount of balti paste to make it 'curry' like - but it would be equally as nice without it all together!
Made half with chicken to please my prawn-hating boyfriend & he loved it too!

lea8198's picture

This dish was quick and simple to prepare and cook but it tasted far better than anything you would get pre-prepared in a jar. I would highly recommend. After tasting this recipe, I don't think I would go back to a jar again. Thanks :-)

jhxmti's picture

Very tasty and incredibly simple to shop for and cook - perfect for those who don't usually have the time for cooking (like me!)

abs140's picture

Very easy and tastes very nice! I added some cashews and cooked the tomato sauce for about 20 minutes until it was very "jammy" and then stirred in the prawns at the last second. Yummy!

chandone01's picture

This curry was really tasty and so easy to make. I added an extra tablespoon of curry paste as I like lots of flavour in my curry I also used chicken insteas of prawns. I served it with toasted wholemeal pittas. Loved it!

veronica46's picture

Have made this loads of times and is always well received. Plenty for everyone. Usually serve it with simple rice and lots of fresh coriander. Yummmy

lv20000's picture

Surprised how good it was considering it was so simple. Also added some chopped garlic, extra balti paste and tomato puree.

Beatris's picture

You just have to try this recipe. I'm having this every favourite dish..

james007's picture

So quick and easy, will definately be making this again. Big hit with my family. Doubled up on the recipe. Will definately be making this again.

gemconyard's picture

The whole family loved this one, even my 6 year old! I used korma paste and added spinach to bulk it out and up the veg content. It was so quick and easy to prepare but tasted fab, just the kind of meal I love. A firm favourite.

fionaherson's picture

I cooked this for 4 using Patak's korma curry paste (3 tbsps) to 500g of king prawns. I also put in half a bag of fresh spinach just towards the end.

Chopped frozen coriander from W/rose is super convenient - you wouldn't know the difference!

I would definitely make this again my family said it was delicious.

marciabowie's picture

Need to really reduce down the tomatoes to make this taste good, which I would recommend doing before you add the prawns otherwise they'll be overcooked. Another couple of improvements are (1) to grate in some ginger and garlic when the onions are nearly cooked and (2) to grate in some creamed coconut or add a little dessicated coconut towards the end of cooking.

quigs150's picture

lovr tjis great mid week 15 minute dish,has become a regular favourite

danleeuk's picture


one simple dish, quick and easy, huge taste. I used Sainsburys own paste and it knocked me over.

I fried the prawns first though.

backo25's picture

cant beleive how easy this receipe was.....and unlike the currys from our takeway not greasy nor has that orange film to it....will be cooking it again. didnt have chopped tomatos with garlic at my supermarket so used chopped tomatos and a couple of cloves of crushed garlic....tasted good!

cuxtongirl149's picture

Great recipe, very tasty. The first time I made it there seemed to be too much tomato in it, so the second time I made it I put less in and it was still very tasty. I also mixed spinach in with it to make it extra healthy.


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