Tamarind prawn curry

Tamarind recipes

Tamarind, extracted from the pod-like fruits of the tamarind tree, is a sweet-sour pulp that tastes similar to lemons and dates. It's incredibly versatile – try it in a prawn curry, pad Thai or aubergine pickle.

5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Aim to impress vegetarian dinner party guests with a modern meat-free main, flavoured with tangy tamarind paste, chilli and sesame seeds

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Our tamarind prawn curry will quickly become a family favourite. It's quick, healthy and low in fat and calories

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Add tamarind to this chutney for a lovely lip-puckering sourness. Fill a couple of jars and give away to your favourite cheese lovers at Christmas

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Do something different with barbecued halloumi. Marinated in spices, these cheese and butternut squash skewers are an irresistible mix of sweet and savoury

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Spicy tamarind paste, a zesty lime mayo and chilli prawns make this 15-minute meal something special. Try this quick and refreshing midweek supper for two

15 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Tropical papaya pairs well with beef, prawns or pork in Asian salads. The sweet dressing and crispy onion topping tie the whole recipe together

20 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use a sustainable white fish like hake and serve up this healthy, Indian spice-pot with green beans and coriander

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
20 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Tamarind and fennel seeds complement each other in this vegetarian dish from Uttar Pradesh

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Tamarind is commonly used to flavour potatoes in India, and makes this low-fat salad authentic and punchy

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This creamy tropical Indian one-pot is perfect for an informal, help-yourself dinner party with friends

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
15 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

The tang of tamarind works really well with creamy mash, spiced up with curry paste

35 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Take the classic pad Thai to new levels, adding king prawns and tofu, pickled turnip and tamarind paste - a dish for two that's packed with flavour

25 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve this tasty, healthy dhal as a vegetarian main meal or side dish. Adding tamarind to the lentils delivers fabulous sweet and sour flavour

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Spice up your salmon for an easy midweek meal with a bit of wow factor, or even for a casual dinner party. Indian spices and tamarind bring depth of flavour

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use pots of white and brown crabmeat, or pick the meat from fresh crab for this tasty Sri Lankan crab curry. Tamarind adds a lovely sweet and sour note

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This filling vegetarian curry is flavoured with green chillies and tamarind - use curry paste or a garam masala for a midweek cheat

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This moreish and authentic Malaysian chicken curry combines tangy tamarind and creamy coconut milk for a real depth of flavour

2 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Banana and tamarind add a rich sweetness to this slow-cooked spice pot with nutty basmati and coconut sauce

3 hrs
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Seafood matches perfectly with bittersweet citrus fruit, like pomelo or grapefuit. Add chilli and a tamarind dressing for a bold Thai salad

20 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This Indian dish is traditionally cooked in a clay oven, but works on the barbecue too- try with homemade tamarind chutney and herb salad

35 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up a glut of aubergines in this Indian-spiced chutney with tamarind, ginger and mustard seeds

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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