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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3rd Dec, 2010
Made this last niht and it was really nice. We like hot curries so we added extra chilli flakes and WOW, it had a kick. Tasty!
1st Oct, 2010
A firm favourite. Store cupboard ingredients. If I use ready cooked prawns- I always add them just at the end, after the pan has been removed from the heat, thus avoiding rubbery prawns.
5th Jul, 2010
I tried this curry but added cream coconut (the slab type) which tasted great! Also planning to experiment with some dessicated coconut to add some texture. If you would like to learn how to cook other authentic Indian dishes , why not try an Indian cookery class? There are Indian cookery classes running in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Use the following link,
22nd May, 2010
Amazing, so quick and taste.
7th Apr, 2010
Loved it and so easy to make. Very tasty.
5th Nov, 2009
both me and my fella where amazed that I mad such a tasty quick meal. going to try it again net week.
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24th Oct, 2009
This is brilliant with Patak's Madras paste instead of Balti and a LOT of coriander.
24th Sep, 2009
I made this curry just recently, and my partner and I loved it! It was really quite quick and very easy to make! Yum!
12th Aug, 2009
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!
19th Jul, 2009
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 :-)


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