Monday, December 21, 2020



This South Indian style Prawn Masala has a nice finger-licking punch and you'll be surprised how quickly it cooks up.



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



  1. For this recipe, need to make a batch of The Curry Guy's base curry sauce.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To serve, squeeze the lime juice over the top and sprinkle with the garam masala. Enjoy your dinner!