Mild Indian Prawn Curry Recipe

In conclusion, prawn curry is a versatile and flavorful dish that brings a taste of coastal cuisine to your table. With the right ingredients and cooking techniques, you can create a delicious prawn curry that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. 

Whether you prefer it mild or spicy, this recipe allows you to customize the flavors to suit your palate. So, next time you're in the mood for a seafood delight, give prawn curry a try and savour the incredible blend of spices and tender prawns. Happy cooking!

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15-20 mins
Serves: 4

50 g unsalted butter
1 onion, finely chopped
2 ripe tomatoes
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsps grated fresh ginger
2 small red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garam masala
pinch of ground turmeric
2 tbsps tomato paste
400 ml coconut milk
16 king prawns, peeled and deveined, tails intact
2 tbsps shredded mint

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and, when hot, add the chopped onion.  Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the onion has softened.

2. Meanwhile, score a cross in the base of each tomato.  Put in boiling water for 30 seconds, then plunge into cold water.  Drain, then peel the skin away from the cross.  Roughly chop the tomatoes, discarding the cores and seeds and reserving any juices.

3. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli to the onion and cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in the spices and cook for 1 minute.

4. Add the tomatoes and any tomato juices, the tomato paste and coconut milk.  Bring to just below boiling point and simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Tip in the prawns and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the prawns have turned pale pink and opaque.  Season with salt and stir in the mint.

5. Serve with boiled basmati rice.