Curried Prawns


serves 4
2 oz (50 g) lard
2 small onions, sliced
1 large tomato, skinned and sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed (optional)
350 g (12 oz) shelled prawns
2 tablespoons desiccated coconut soaked in 2/3 cup (150 ml) 1/4 pt water
1/2 to 1 tablespoon curry powder
2 tbsp plain flour (All purpose)
squeeze of lemon juice


1. Melt the lard in a saucepan and fry the onions until golden brown. Remove them with a slotted spoon.

2. Add the tomato, garlic, salt, pepper and prawns to the pan and cook gently for 3 minutes.

3. Squeeze a little of the liquid from the coconut and mix with the curry powder and flour to form a paste.

4. Add to the pan with the rest of the coconut mixture and the onions. Bring to the boil, stirring, then simmer very , gently for 20 minutes.

5. Stir in the lemon juice and serve with boiled rice.

6. Note: This is a dry curry and the prawns should not float in liquid; however, if the mixture seems to be drying out too much during cooking, add a little hot stock or water.

What did you think?

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Needs improvement: Prawns tough
posted by mks @ 07:10PM, 10/28/08
Cooking the prawns or shrimp for 20 minutes is a bad idea they should only be cooked for 2-4 minutes or until they pink up. I'd remove them add the onions simmer that and then re-add the prawns at the end.
Mmm very nice
posted by MR A GIT @ 02:13PM, 1/04/09
I didnt add the flour and i still think it was great...
posted by Cook_Cricit @ 12:39AM, 6/30/09
OH Wow i just made it its very NICE! but you should add chilli to the ingredient , currys are better spicy
posted by CHEEKY LITTLE COOK @ 10:18AM, 12/19/09
It was great, i also added abit of chilli you can eat curry with no chilli. If you eat it the curry with cucumber on the side it tastes even better. By the way to your cucumber you should add some salt and lemon to the cucumber to give it that UMPH!! ( make sure you slice the cucumber)
Simple and deliceux :)
Needs Improvement: Flavour a bit bland
posted by Lisa @ 02:45PM, 4/02/11
I tried this out tonight and it was good but not quite there.

I suggest adding the following:
chilli powder (to taste)
ground coriander
tomato paste
at the end a dollop of mango chutney and some natural cream
posted by Fiona @ 02:11PM, 12/03/12
Great recipe I use a hot curry powder when making for my hubby, when making at work use mild, both taste great, I add some sultanas.
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