Prawns In Red Curry Sauce Recipe - Prawns cooked in Thai Red Curry paste is simply irresistible

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga), Garlic

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Main Course_Seafood

Prawns In Red Curry Sauce

Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prawns In Red Curry Sauce Recipe - How to make Prawns In Red Curry Sauce


Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) 20-24 medium

  • Garlic 10 cloves

  • Coconut scraped 1 1/2 cups

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Whole dry red chillies 8-10

  • Lemon grass, chopped 4 inch piece

  • Coriander seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 6

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Fish sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh red chillies sliced 2

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Kaffir lime leaves 3

  • Basil leaves 7-8


Step 1

Peel, de-vein and wash prawns thoroughly under running water. Drain and pat them dry. Peel and crush half the garlic cloves and roughly chop the rest.

Step 2

Add one and a half cups of warm water to scraped coconut, grind and remove coconut milk. To make the red curry paste, grind together onion, garlic, red chillies, lemon grass, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns and salt to a fine paste.

Step 3

Take prawns in a bowl. Add salt, one tablespoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of red curry paste and mix. Add half the crushed garlic, half a tablespoon of fish sauce and mix.

Step 4

Heat oil in a pan and add the remaining crushed garlic, fresh red chillies, marinated prawns and sauté for two minutes. Add a little water and bring to a boil. Add the remaining red curry paste and bring to a boil again.

Step 5

Add coconut milk, salt, sugar and mix. Add lime leaves, the remaining fish sauce and mix. Add basil leaves torn with hands and the remaining lemon juice. Mix and serve hot.