King Prawn Curry with a hint of Tamarind

King Prawn Curry

My favourite curry of all. Try this recipe and you won’t be disappointed, so delicious yet so simple to make. The spices work so well with seafood and this curry is the super delicious.


King Prawns – shelled – 200gms

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tbsp

Red onion – 1 small or ½ medium sized one – finely chopped

Tomatoes – small to medium sized 1 roughly chopped

Green chillies – 1 depending on your spice level

Fresh coriander leaves chopped -1 to 2 tbsp

Coriander powder – ½ tsp

Garam Masala – ½ tsp

Red chilli powder -1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp

Fresh curry leaves – 1 sprig or if using dry curry leaves – 4 to 5

Sunflower oil – 2 tbsp

Tamarind extract – 2 to 3 tbsp (soak an inch piece of tamarind in warm water and extract the juice)


1. Add oil in a saucepan and when it’s hot add onions, green chillies and fry until the onions are soft. Add curry leaves and mix.

2. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute and then add tomatoes. Fry for 2 minutes or till tomatoes are soft.

3. Add chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala and salt.  Mix really well and simmer till oil starts separating again.

4. Now add prawns and tamarind juice. Mix well and keep a lid on the saucepan and cook for 6 to 7 minutes on very low heat.

5. Once the prawns are cooked and oil starts separating, switch off and garnish with coriander leaves.

6. Serve hot with plain white rice or biryani.

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