Sri Lankan king prawn curry (cheat)

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Make this delicious king prawn curry in 15 minutes. A great cheat recipe if you are short on time

Sri Lankan king prawn curry (cheat)
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:745
Ready in:15 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:31st October 2012

Best recipe review

Not bad for a quick curry


...but I still prefer a proper curry

Paul R Smith

Cheating Sri Lankan king prawn curry - the ingredients


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Mise en place


  1. Heat the peanut oil in a wok and gently fry the onions and garlic for 4 minutes until they are both translucent but without going brown.
  2. Add the prawns and stir-fry for a minute only.
  3. Pour in the sauce and peas, bring to just before the boil, reduce the heat and gently simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately

Serving suggestions

Nice with brown rice and naan breads

Chef's notes

Sauce contains: coconut milk (25%), Water, Spinach, red onions, White Onions, white wine vinegar, sunflower oil, Sri Lankan curry powder (Coriander, Fenugreek, Cumin, Fennel, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Cardamom, curry leaves, Cloves) (1.3%), ginger root, Garlic, Dried red chillies, Sea Salt, Tamarind, Vegetable Boullion Powder (contains celery), Concentrated lemon juice, Natural Thickener: Guar Gum, Curry Leaves, Fenugreek Leaves, Ground fenugreek seeds, Turmeric

Peeling ginger

There is no need to peel ginger. As a result of attending a Thai cookery demo, we have learnt that peeling ginger is unnecessary unless for aesthetic purposes as the skin is high in fibre and full of flavour. However, do remove any bits that have become tough or woody.

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