How to make Curried Prawns

How to make Curried Prawns
Recipe for Curried Prawns made with lengkuas, lemongrass, fresh turmeric, buah keras, chillies, shallots, belacan and coconut milk.

Recipe for Prawn Curry

Ingredients for Curried Prawns:

  • 500g fresh Tiger prawns – keep heads and tail, take off a little of shell around middle and remove the dark thin streak around the back

Ingredients to be ground:

  • some curry leaves
  • 4 slices of lengkuas
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass – sliced
  • 1/4" fresh turmeric
  • 4 buah keras (candle nuts)
  • 10 large red chillies – seeded
  • 1/2 teacup shallots
  • 1/2 tsp belacan
  • 1 teacup thick coconut milk
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • salt to taste
  • 4 dessertspoons vegetable oil
  • coriander leaves (optional)


  1. Mix prawns and all other ingredients except the oil.
  2. Put oil in frying pan and when hot put in prawns etc.
  3. Simmer, stirring occasionally, till prawns are properly cooked and dry. Do not over cook as prawns will be tough.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Jasmine rice.

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