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
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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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26th May, 2009
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!
18th Apr, 2009
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
5th Mar, 2009
Surprised how good it was considering it was so simple. Also added some chopped garlic, extra balti paste and tomato puree.
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7th Feb, 2009
You just have to try this recipe. I'm having this every favourite dish..
3rd Feb, 2009
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.
30th Jan, 2009
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.
28th Jan, 2009
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.
18th Nov, 2008
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.
2nd Nov, 2008
lovr tjis great mid week 15 minute dish,has become a regular favourite
25th Oct, 2008
THE NUTS OF SIMPLE RUBY !!!! one simple dish, quick and easy, huge taste. I used Sainsburys own paste and it knocked me over. I fried the prawns first though.


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