Simple Prawn Curry Recipe

Simple Prawn Curry Recipe


  • 500g- 700g approx of Raw King Prawns without shells (if frozen make sure they are fully defrosted prior to cooking)
  • 1-2 Tblspoons of Cooking Oil
  • 2 x Tomato – grated or whizzed in a blender
  • 1 x Tblspoon of tomato puree
  • Chilli/Ginger/garlic paste (Whizz all of the below into a paste)
  • 1-3 fresh green chillies (depends on ow hot your chillies are and how hot you like your curry!)
  • 1/2 bulb of garlic
  • 1 small thumb of ginger


  • Small teaspoon of black mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2-3 tsp’s of Ground coriander and Cumin
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of red chilli powder (optional)
  • ½ – 1 tsp of Maniben’s Family Garam Masala (add at the end of cooking)
  • Large handful of roughly chopped fresh coriander

How to  – Firstly make the base masala paste (steps 1-4)

  1. Add the oil in large deep non-stick saucepan, with the black mustard seeds. Wait for these to start popping before your next step
  2. Add your Chilli, Ginger, Garlic paste that has been whizzed up and cook on a medium heat for 4-5 mins, Ensure you keep stirring so it doesn’t burn or stick to the pan.
  3. Add the grated tomato, and the rest of the spices except Maniben’s family garam masala and the fresh chopped coriander. Keep stirring on medium heat for approx 10 – 15 mins continually stirring until mixture turns into a thick paste. The base masala paste is now ready and you’ve done the hard work, well done!
  4. Add the prawns, and stir through the paste for approx 3-5mins. Add some boiling/hot water. The more you add the more saucy & watery! Your curry will become. I would suggest as guide only add a little so that it doesn’t cover all your prawns (no more than half a cup). Heat on a slightly lower heat until all prawns are pink and curled up, usually another 10 mins or so.
  5. Turn off the heat add the Garam Masala and the fresh chopped coriander, and stir through. Leave to stand for 5-10mins. And there you have a very quick and simple Prawn Curry.

Did you like this Simple Prawn Curry Recipe? Be sure to follow our YouTube channel by subscribing here. Explore more of our recipes on our page here.

Did you like this Simple Prawn Curry Recipe

Explore More Recipes

Here at My Spice Tin, we regularly share recipes and videos using our Homemade Authentic Garam masala. Keep up to-date with us by subscribing to our YouTube Chanel here! You can also access these on our recipe page here.

Get spiced up

Take the journey with us. If you want to taste the flavors of Maniben’s Family Homemade Authentic Garam masala and more, explore our shop today.

Go to Top