Annabel Karmel’s Mild King Prawn Curry

Mild Prawn Curry | Annabel Karmel:

My mouth is watering just thinking about this recipe! It has to be the tastiest curry I’ve ever had and the whole family loved it = Bonus! This is super easy to prepare and could be a store cupboard stand by if you used frozen prawns and a jar of peppers.

Ingredients (serves 5-6)

  • 2 tbsp light olive oil (suitable for frying)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Half green chilli finely diced
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 2 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 260 ml water
  • 100g creamed coconut (or a tin of coconut milk)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 500g cooked King Prawns
  • Approx 600g rice


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Fry the onion, garlic, chilli and red pepper for 5 minutes until almost soft.
  2. Add the garam masala and stir to coat the onion mixture. Add the tinned tomatoes, water, creamed coconut (or, if using coconut milk, add half a tin and omit the water, use the rest of the milk to cook the rice), tomato puree and mango chutney.
  3. Bring up to the boil, cover with a lid, then simmer for 20 minutes. Add the prawns to the hot sauce with seasoning and stir over the heat until the prawns are heated through.
  4. Season to taste (may not need any) and serve with rice cooked according to the instructions on the packet.

This recipe is taken from one of my favourite cook books:- Annabel Karmel’s 100 Family Meals. I return to it time and time again, with many recipes now firm family favourites.

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My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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