Hot and Spicy Prawns is a simple Indian Curry Recipe. You can tone down the heat by reducing the number of dried Chillies but Hot and Spicy Prawns is meant to be just that, hot and spicy. This Indian Curry Recipe is a one pan dish that takes only minutes to prepare and cook so is an ideal recipe for a work day. Hot and Spicy Prawns is a great fusion of flavours. First you notice the sweetness followed by a the spice flavours before the heat creeps up on you.


Ingredients for Indian Curry Recipe – Hot and Spicy Prawns

20 Fresh Prawns, shelled and cleaned.

2 Medium onions, peeled and roughly chopped
3 Green Chillies, chopped
2 Tbsp Tomato puree
1 Tsp Fresh Turmeric, grated
2 Tsp Coriander roots, chopped
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
4-6 Dried Chillies, ground to a powder in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped for garnish


1. Put all the ingredients, except the Prawns, vegetable oil and the coriander leaves for garnish, into a blender or food processor and process until you have a loose paste.

2. Add the vegetable oil to a wok and put over a medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the paste from the blender and fry for about 4 minutes or until the paste begins to thicken.

3. Add the Prawns and continue cooking for about 4 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.

4. Remove from the wok and serve garnished with coriander leaves.

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