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Thai Red Prawn Curry

Let's get the colors of food vibrant and exciting. Let's get going from green to red. Thai food of course specifically I am referring to (Thai Green Crab Curry & Yellow Chicken Curry). The color of their food colours obviously (Lamb Massaman Curry & Thai Vegetable Curry). The start to making? We make the curry paste (Thai Fried Chicken) and while at it, or before it or after it, prawns (Penang Mee Udang, Shrimp Pho & Hong Kong Wonton Noodle Soup) need cleaning don't forget. Thereafter, we getting cooking. Thai Red Prawn Curry. A revelation and role play of the punchy, kicking and explosion of sumptuousness. Yum.   
1/2 kg medium size prawns - de-vein, remove head, leave the tail on and pat dry
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 medium size tomatoes - finely chopped
1/4 cup thick coconut milk
Powdered palm sugar/Gula Melaka to taste
Some kaffir lime/limau purut leaves - shredded
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1/4 cup oil
Salt for taste (taste first before adding)
1/2 cup water

For the sambal paste
3 dried red chillies
3 fresh red chillies
5 garlic
1/2 inch ginger
1 medium size red onion
1/2 inch roasted belacan/shrimp paste urry
1 large serai
**pulse/blend these ingredients with some water for a thick paste

Toss prawns with turmeric powder.
Set aside.
Heat oil.
Tip in sambal paste.
Simmer and cook till aromatic and oil splits.
Add tomato.
Stir in and pour water.
More water for more gravy please.
Simmer and cook to thicken.
Add prawns.
Season with palm sugar and fish sauce.
Stir and taste, then add salt if needed.
Simmer till prawns are almost cooked.
Pour in coconut milk and add kaffir lime leaves.
Stir a couple of times and dish out.
Note - do not overcook prawns, otherwise they will turn rubbery)


  1. WOW...this thai prawn curry is making me drool...loved it

  2. I love prawns and this is one fantastic way to prepare them. Wonderful!

  3. Wow, love the orangey red! It does look spicy to me, Nava! xoxo

  4. A tasty dish for Depavali,enjoy the festival of lights!

  5. lot of flavors in the curry to make it yumm

  6. I love thai food. I love prawns and I am literally drooling. This is a lovely share my dear!

  7. ohh well even though m not that old bt sugar is a no fr me.. I eat everything bt watch closely so that i dont put on more and mine is a hormonal problem... This prawn curry looks yummy, with coconut milk in it will be surely yummm... Thanks fr the recipe..
    Wishing u a Happy Diwali in advance :)

  8. Beautiful presentation. And I love the colour of your curry!! I have been gorging on sweets...really can't help during this time of the year!But with whatever I make at home, the quantity of sugar is greatly reduced.
    happy Diwali to you and yours too!!

  9. Oh, prawns are my ultimate! I love them spicy especially.

  10. really tempting curry!Love that colour


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