Monday, May 3, 2010

Curried Prawns

I was craving for Thai food but too lazy to cycle all the way to Victoria Street for the herbs and spices required, a quick Indian style curry seemed like a good substitute. Add some okras or long beans to the curry, it will save you the trouble of cooking a vegetable side dish.
P.S Squid is equally delicious cooked this way.

serves 4 as part of an Indian meal
you'll need;
600 g of prawns, peeled with tails intact, marinate with some turmeric powder*
1 onion, chopped
1 tomatoes, cut into wedges
2 green chillies, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
5 cm knob of ginger, julienne
1 tsp of cumin seeds
2 tbs of cumin powder
2 tbs of coriander powder
1 tbs of turmeric powder
1.5 tbs of chili powder
1 tbs of fenugreek seeds
300 ml of coconut milk
2 sprigs of curry leaves**
salt and pepper to taste
1 lime
* pan-fry prawns with a little oil and set aside.
** fry half of the curry leaves with a little oil and set aside.

Prepare the ingredients and have everything close by.

Heat up some cooking oil and add in the cumin seeds and half of the curry leaves, add onion, garlic and ginger when the cumin seeds start to pop. Saute for 2 minutes before adding the dry spices.
Add tomato wedges and green chillies and continue to cook for a further minute.

Pour in the coconut milk and let it simmer for a minute or two before adding the prawns. Cook for a further minute and season well.

Top with fried curry leaves and a squeeze of lime, serve immediately with plenty of steamed basmati rice.

I also made a simple cabbage dish to go with our meal.


  1. I'm just preparing Indian samosa using gyoza skins for tonight, but can't... can't resist your curry! So yum!!

  2. curry and prawns - two of my fave foods. and woah, you made the whole curry paste from scratch ^^

  3. sedappnya..maafya makcik sedang mencari resepi dalam blog anda lagi hehe dah dapat.Thanks

  4. My goodness, this sounds soo delicious!
    Regards, Kristy

  5. What a fab dish! Love curry.
    B xx

  6. Looks great...Another great recipe to use some of the leaves from my new curry trees.

  7. This is great looking curry! I must get a spice box like yours and stop buying shop bought sauce!

  8. the lacquer spoon,
    Oh the samosa sounds delicious! Thank you! )

    Thank you! It is so much cheaper and nicer mixing your own curry paste :)

    Terima kasih makcik..resipi mana yang makcik cari ni? :)

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! xxx

    Thank you! You will get so much use of your curry plants!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Thank you! It is very handy to have that on standby :)

    fuzidss ,
    Thank you very much!

  9. I just bought some prawns and curry leaves for the golden fragrant prawns, now I am tempted to make this too! Help!

  10. wow nice new template! I love it :))))

    n the curry looks simply amazing...oh all time favourite n u never cease to amaze me. :)

  11. Wat a droolworthy curried prawns, mouthwatering here..

  12. That is a nice curry meal for the chilly nights!

  13. You made everything looks so simple....I am going to try this when I am craving for curry next!

  14. I love anything curry! Just flavourful.

  15. I have not tried prawn with curry, must try this soon after see your delicious dish, simply yummy!

  16. Another beautiful dish from your kitchen, I must get some curry leaves next time I am at the market!

  17. just had my curry fix at little india last night in sg. and your curried prawns still leave me wanting! :)

  18. Harriet from CarltonMay 3, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    We had your fragrant prawns last night and it was to die for! I know what to do with the leftover curry leaves now! :)

  19. I just love this prawn curry in coconut milk....lovely.

  20. Yummmmy! Prawns is my favorite and great combo with curry. Getting hungry now :)

  21. Another prawn recipe, you're spoiling us :) I like your tip to add veges to the curry, I often do that too, like you say, saves on another

    Beautiful as always, and yes, one day we have dinner together ya?

  22. CW ,
    Haha you should do half and half, let me know the result!

    penny ,
    Can't do without them :)

    Oh thank you very much!
    I have so lunch to learn from you!

    Thank you very much!

    It is indeed! Thank you!

    darren ,
    It is very simple :) Please do!

    Me too!

    Sonia ,
    Thank you very much! Do try and I hope you'll like it!

    rosa ,
    Thank you! Please do as I will be using them in more dishes soon.

    min~* ,
    Oh I miss Little India! Thank you!

    Harriet ,
    Thank you! I am glad you like the dish!

    sangeeta ,
    Thank you very much!

    Anncoo ,
    Thank you! It is mu favourite too!

    shaz ,
    I have been posting at random lol I should have added some long beans to it, so poorly planned.

    Thank you! I am sure we will!

  23. Your curry looks so delicious, we like it very much! hehe

  24. salam ..nak panggil apa ni..makcik peminat baru..dah pun link..minta izin tapi tak sempat your approval mak cik dah link..tak marahkan..i love prawns..never try curry prawns before..hope to try it later..thanks.

  25. wow!wat a tempting colour!luks amazingly delicious!!!

  26. Arghhhhh I knew it was a mistake to come here at the end of a long day with an empty belly!!

  27. Adoro los platos que cocinas.
    Mil besotes.

  28. looks great i have a spice container like this lol

  29. I want a curry tree! This is drawing me in saying,"eat me, eat me." Curry and prawns... mmmm

  30. I love curry and I absolutely love cumin! This sounds wonderful and look scrumptious!

  31. this looks a lot like curried crab! which is one of my favorite thai dishes. I love how you have all the spices in a small bowl-so professional!

  32. Wonderful post and inspirational!

    The shrimping industry is under threat here so it's a wait and see thing so far so....??
    I'm off to buy shrimp today before the price goes up!

  33. Oh my ! that looks fabulous..drooling here

  34. Anything that photographs so well just has to be delicious. This looks and sounds fabulous. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  35. Oh I love anything curried! Curried prawns sound so delicious. Can't wait to try it.

  36. Just looking at your beautiful dish has be craving curry now! Nice spice box!

  37. du curry c'est une épice que j'aime beaucoup ton plat doit être succulent
    bonne soirée

  38. 你又吃蝦!我看了今天也想煮咖哩喔!

  39. This is quite a simple curry without all the chopping and pounding :)
    It looks good I like the idea of using squid with added vegetables!

  40. your curry prawn look so creamy and scrumptious!! they are calling my name! ahaha!

  41. V was very impressed by this know what he is like when it comes to curries lol

    Sophia xxx

  42. little panda ,
    Thank you very much!

    Oh tidak marah :) panggil Suresh atau tummy, terserahlah. :)

    Thank you very much!

    Eternally Distracted ,
    Haha you need to get mec to prepare some for you!

    Amanda ,
    Gracious! :) besos

    Thank you! Everyone should get one.

    Thank you :) Get one if you can find one, it is so handy!

    Thank you very much! :)

    Mr.pineapple man,
    I will be making phat pong kari soon! Thank you!

    natural selection,
    Thank you!
    Why is it under threat?
    Stock them up! Always great to have some in the freezer!

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much! The lighting is horrible and I can't wait to have natural light again.

    Sook ,
    Thank you very much! Do try it!

    Lyndsey ,
    Haha you have one too so get down to cooking now!

    Fimère ,
    Merci beaucoup!

    大肥 ,

    Tricia F ,
    You are right! I will post more simple curry recipes like this! Thank you!

    Beachlover ,
    Thank you very much! You must make some soon.

    Sophia darling,
    I am very pleased to hear that! xxx

  43. Good work buddy! I must really get one of those spice container too!

  44. Your curry with prawns looks so flavorful and just fantastic!

  45. Your dish really makes me hungry. It'll be perfect with puri or naan!

  46. fitzboy,
    Thank you! Got mine from Aroara spice :)

    5 Star Foodie ,
    Thank you very much!

    Cheah ,
    Thank you! I was too lazy to make any :(

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