Prawn curry in a hurry

Prawn curry in a hurry

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(115 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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Daniel P
1st Jun, 2020
Nice and quick meal to make and very enjoyable. We used Pataks Tikka Massala curry paste and added half an extra tbsp. Pinch of chilli flakes for a bit more of a kick and worked a treat. Would definitely recommend and will be doing again.
9th Mar, 2020
I couldn't imagine this tasting nice without cooking the canned tomatoes for a good old while first, before adding the prawns. Surely the overriding flavour would have been of canned tomatoes? Anyway, cooked the toms for 20–25 mins before adding the (cooked) prawns, and was yummy. Added peas too, as someone had suggested.
16th Feb, 2018
This was really quick and easy to make. I used peeled, raw king prawns, added fresh garlic to a tin of plain chopped tomatoes, and served it with Pilau rice.
11th Aug, 2017
I've made this afew times now, it's really is a curry in a hurry, so quick especially when you use cooked prawns. Healthy, tasty & quick what more could you want.
28th Jul, 2015
Yum! Made with half a jar of M&S Massaman curry paste, raw frozen prawns and some fresh chilli. Don't think we'll be needing to visit the local indian takeaway ever again!
21st Aug, 2014
Very quick and easy, tasted great, low in calories, perfect for a midweek meal. We used tikka paste and added some frozen peas. Made plenty, probably enough for three adults if serving with rice. Will definitely make again.
1st Jul, 2014
Great, quick and very easy. I used curry powder instead of curry paste and added green chillis, garlic cloves and spinach. The outcome was excellent!
21st May, 2014
Delicious and easy to cook, will definitely be making again
4th Apr, 2014
This was a great, tasty, and quick meal. Highly recommended
2nd Feb, 2014
Quick, easy and tasty, easy for a mid week meal, a regular in our household.


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24th Mar, 2014
A great recipe when time is short .I added some red sliced peppers from a jar and a small handful of frozen peas at the end of the cooking , making the meal more substantial I used large cooked frozen prawns which worked well .Will make again.
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