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Prawn masala curry


Serves: 4
timePrep time: 20 mins
timeTotal time:
Prawn masala curry
Recipe photograph by Kris Kirkham
Ditch the takeaway and make your own with this straightforward, flavour-packed prawn curry

Serves: 4
timePrep time: 20 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
350Kcal
Fat
21gr
Saturates
8gr
Carbs
9gr
Sugars
6gr
Fibre
3gr
Protein
29gr
Salt
2gr

Dan Toombs, The Curry Guy

Dan Toombs, The Curry Guy

Dan Toombs, aka The Curry Guy, has a global following sharing recipes for British-style Indian takeaway favourites that taste just like the real thing
See more of Dan Toombs, The Curry Guy’s recipes
Dan Toombs, The Curry Guy

Dan Toombs, The Curry Guy

Dan Toombs, aka The Curry Guy, has a global following sharing recipes for British-style Indian takeaway favourites that taste just like the real thing
See more of Dan Toombs, The Curry Guy’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2.5cm cinnamon stick
  • 10 curry leaves (optional)
  • 2 tbsp mixed garlic and ginger paste (see tip)
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped, deseeded if you prefer
  • 2 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400ml base curry sauce (see step 1)
  • 600g shell-on raw king prawns, peeled (see tip)
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 x 31g pack coriander, finely chopped
  • juice of 1-2 limes
  • 1 tsp garam masala

Step by step

Get ahead
The base sauce will keep for 3 days in the fridge, or can be frozen in portions.
  1. For this recipe, you will need to make a batch of The Curry Guy's base curry sauce.

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan. When hot, toss in the mustard seeds and cinnamon stick. The mustard seeds will begin to pop. When they do, add the curry leaves, if using, and fry for about 15 seconds until they become fragrant.
  2. Stir in the garlic and ginger paste and bring to a good sizzle before adding the chopped chillies. Stir it all up well, then add the curry powder, tomato purée and about 125ml of the base curry sauce. Allow this to come to a simmer, only stirring if the sauce is catching on the pan. If the sauce caramelises to the sides of the pan, stir it in as it adds a nice flavour. Reduce down until it’s thick, around 5 minutes.
  3. Tip in the raw prawns and the rest of the base curry sauce and simmer until the prawns are cooked through and you are happy with the consistency of the sauce. Now add the coconut milk and the soy sauce. Stir in the chopped coriander and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. To serve, squeeze the lime juice over the top and sprinkle with the garam masala.

    Recipe adapted from The Curry Guy Easy by Dan Toombs (Quadrille, £12.99).
    Tip
    Mixed garlic and ginger paste - peel equal amounts of garlic and ginger and blend with just enough water to make a paste. Or you can simply use grated or finely chopped garlic and ginger instead of the paste.

    For extra flavour, start by frying the prawn shells in the oil until they turn pink. Press the shells to extract every last bit of flavour before discarding them, leaving as much oil in the pan as possible.

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