Prawn curry in a hurry

Prawn curry in a hurry

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(83 ratings)

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


Serves 2
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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)

emmawelsh's picture

I also thought this tasted too much of tomatoes, and not enough like a curry. The overall taste was pretty bland, and I don't say that because I'm some kind of curry expert - far from it. Maybe the thai version would be better?

sarahbentley's picture

I add some garam masala to stop it being too tomatoey and some spinach....perfect for a quick healthy meal :o)

djmcnae's picture

really easy to make and very tasty too, perfect for a Friday night will definitely make again but would probably add some spinach next time.

moirak2's picture

Made this last night, it was very good and tasty very easy to make, next time I will add more veggies.

nellnag's picture

Loved this one as it was so quick and healthy

littlelouise's picture

perfect if you want something really quick, easy and tasty.

fairyclairy6's picture

This was sooo yummy and so easy. I thought it was going to be really watery but it wasn't at all. Didn#t fry my onion in oil, put it straight in with the paste - even more low fat :)

wylliewong's picture

Really quick and easy! very tasty even my boyfriend enjoyed it which is a big bonus.....

calleigh-52's picture

Everyone really enjoyed tiis and it was ideal as we were in a hurry!! Think this may become a firm favourite.

Londongirly's picture

Surprised at the rating of this recipe as I found this very bland - tasted more of tomatoes than of curry. Very disappointed!

jodieshopping's picture

Yummy. Will make this again and again.!

christinegilbert's picture

Great dish, really quick and easy. My children found it a little hot so I would use less curry paste, or a milder one, next time. I also added garlic and only used half the quantity of tomatoes as suggested. I will definately be making this again.

rgilliland860's picture

Sounds Absolutelyyyy Lovellyyyy..

cdunne's picture

Fantastic! Really easy to make and tasted lovely.

gavinwardrope's picture

Fantastic living 5000 miles away reminded me of home

zarino's picture

Excellent curry, and really simple too. I used Korma paste, rather than Balti, to tone it down a little. Scrumptious!

allie1's picture

Sorry..... forgot to star this!

allie1's picture

Great recipe, good for a tea in the week. I would probably only add 1/2 tin of tomotes next time as was too tomatoey for me, but loved the freshness of the prawns and corriander.
I added spinach and mushrooms too.

extra_strong_mint's picture

This recipe was really easy and delicious too. I added a couple of cloves of chopped garlic to the onion. (If you have to cut up an onion, then you may as well cut up some garlic...right?)

I would definitely do this meal again.

karenroberts66's picture

Quick, easy and delicious! Will definitely make this again!


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