Prawns In Red Curry Sauce

Prawns cooked in Thai Red Curry paste is simply irresistible This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Main Ingredients Prawns, Scraped Coconut
Cuisine Fusion
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Prawns In Red Curry Sauce

  • 20-24 medium Prawns
  • 10 cloves Scraped Coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut scraped
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 8-10 Whole dry red chillies
  • 4 inch piece Lemon grass, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 6 Black peppercorns
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 Fresh red chillies sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 3 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 7-8 Basil leaves


  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.