Fast Recipes

Prawn curry

Comfort in a bowl.
one-pot Prawn curry in silver pan showing yellow curry, prawns and vegetablesBen Dearnley
4 - 6

Lemongrass and chilli add extra fragrance and heat to this fast prawn curry, which is based on ground spices rather than a paste. The better the curry powder, the better the result.



1.Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion and stir occasionally, until softened (5-6 minutes). Add curry powder and shrimp paste and stir until fragrant (20-30 seconds). Add chilli and lemongrass, stir until fragrant, then stir in coconut milk and fish sauce, season to taste and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, simmer until well flavoured (5 minutes), then add prawns and simmer until just cooked (4-5 minutes).
2.Scatter curry with spring onion and serve with rice.

Malay-style curry powder is available from and select delicatessens and Asian greengrocers. Ayam produce a good Malaysian curry powder.


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