Friday, 8 November 2013

how to make a quick prawn balti curry

This is a perfect quick meal when you come in late from work, and it is healthy too!  I usually make this if I am feeling really tired as it doesn't require much effort! As it is ready in under 15 minutes, and the ingredients are mainly from the store cupboard, it is just so convenient. The spicy tomato sauce, together with the prawns, is just delicious.

desert spoon oil (rapeseed, ground nut or similar)
2 tablespoons medium or balti curry paste
1/2 medium onion, peeled and finely sliced
1 tablespoon mango chutney
4 ripe tomatoes, quartered
200g cooked prawns
100g spinach (fresh is best but frozen is okay)

  1. Pour the oil in a non-stick frying pan or wok on a low heat. Add the curry paste and onion. Turn up to a medium heat and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often, until the onions is softened.
  2. Add the tomatoes, chutney and 200ml of cold water. Once it is simmering, leave to bubble for 4 minutes. Stir occasionally until the tomatoes have softened, but still keeping their shape, and the liquid has reduced by half.
  3. Add the prawns and spinach. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes until the prawns are hot. Serve in warm bowls; wok-like balti bowls would be perfect.

Have a lovely weekend and have lots of fun!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, it is very yummy :-)

  2. now I'm hungry :(

    1. Some food pictures make me feel hungry too :-)

  3. Looks great - and quick and easy too, bonus! Can't beat a curry.
    Have a lovely weekend! xxx

    1. Thank you Curtise, if it's been a long day I find that making this doesn't take much effort! I love a curry too :-)

  4. Hmmm! I love prawns, thanks for this recipe.

    1. I love any type of seafood but especially prawns! Hope you enjoy it if you get to make it :-)

  5. I love curries and prawns, so now on my list to try! ;) xx

    1. I'm a big curry lover too! The hotter, the better :-) xx

  6. I love this kind of quick but healthy meal! Theres no excuse not to cook fresh is there?! Ax

    1. There is nothing better than fresh food is there! With this being healthy too, I enjoy it even more! :-)

  7. Ok, now I am super hungry hehehe you are killing me with your recipies. :)

    1. You will love this recipe Claudia, it's so tasty. xx