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Easy Prawn Curry With Coconut Milk

  • Author: Helen
  • Prep Time: 8
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 2 1x


A quick and easy prawn curry with coconut milk that takes just 20 minutes to put together. Enjoy juicy king prawns, spinach and green pepper in a delicious and creamy coconut sauce flavoured with turmeric, curry powder, ginger and green chilli. 

Serves 2.  Use the scaling buttons below to double or triple the quantity.


  • 150g (or 5oz) Jasmine rice or a packet of pre-cooked rice that serves 2
  • 1 tbsp groundnut or vegetable oil
  • 2 green chilies - finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger - finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper - chopped into 2cm/1 inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 1 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 tsp curry powder 
  • 200ml (or 1 cup or 7fl oz) coconut milk 
  • 2 tsp honey 
  • 1/2 chicken stock cube (or 3g or 1/2 tsp) - crushed or stock powder
  • 80g (or 3ozspinach - washed
  • 200g (or 7oz) raw or pre-cooked king prawns/shrimp - butterflied and deveined if using raw king prawns
  • 1/2 lime juice + zest 
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander to serve - roughly chopped


  1. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions
  2. Place a frying pan on a medium to high heat and pour in the oil. Add the chilies, ginger and green pepper and fry for a few minutes until the green pepper is tender. 
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  4. Add the turmeric and curry powder.
  5. Pour on the coconut milk, honey and stock cube (crushed) and bring to simmer.
  6. Add the spinach and place a lid on the pan if you have one. Cook for a few minutes on a medium heat until the spinach starts to wilt.
  7. Stir in prawns/shrimp and continue to cook on a medium heat for a few more minutes until they are opaque.
  8. Add the lime zest + juice and serve immediately with rice and fresh coriander
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Curry


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 532
  • Sugar: 10.5g
  • Sodium: 307.9mg
  • Fat: 29.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.3g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Protein: 28.1g
  • Cholesterol: 162.8mg

Keywords: Prawn Curry With Coconut Milk