Prawn Curry

Uniform Foodies App, Uniform Dating, Madras, Indian curry, mild

We are big curry fans in our house and one that I make on a regular basis is my mother’s mild Prawn Curry. Cooked with spring onions and mushrooms in a tomato and cream based sauce this really is totally delicious. When I was growing up my mother would serve banana slices along with mango chutney to have accompany our curries, a tradition which I carried on when I left home but had forgotten about until now. I shall be starting up this tradition again as the sweet banana contrasts really well with the curry sauce and it’s a good way of getting in some extra vitamins and minerals!.

Do you have something unusual you like to eat with curry? Do let me know in the comments below!


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A quick, simple and delicious creamy prawn curry with spring onions and mushrooms.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1 Bunch spring onions
  • 225g Chestnut mushroom, sliced
  • 300g Cooked peeled prawns
  • 2 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp Madras curry powder
  • 1 x 400g Tin chopped plum tomatoes
  • 150ml Single cream
  • Freshly ground salt & pepper
  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and gently fry the spring onions for a few minutes to soften (not brown).
  2. Add the sliced mushrooms and curry powder and fry until cooked through.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to let it simmer and add the prawns and allow to heat through for a few minutes.
  5. Finally add the single cream and heat through before serving.
  6. Serve on a bed of basmati rice with your favourite Indian relishes.
If you're feeling flush then use Tiger Prawns and flat mushrooms for an extra special treat!

Uniformdating.com has partnered with Michelin star chef Michael Caines and created a recipe App for those that work in uniform called Uniform Foodies which is launched today. A national survey was carried out to find the favourite meals of uniformed professionals and the results were:

Nurses – Salad

Police Officer – Fish & Chips

Armed Forces – Indian Curry

Doctor – Fish & Chips

Fire Fighter – Indian Curry

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I was challenged to come up with a meal for one of these professions to make and eat during a shift. I immediately thought of this quick and easy prawn curry which would provide enough energy to get them through a shift. The meal had to be healthy, hearty, affordable and delicious. We love this curry and I’m sure a firefighter or member of the armed forces would love it too!

The Uniform Foodies app contains images and recipes of dishes that have been deemed favourites of uniformed professionals.You can follow @UniformFoodies on twitter. The Uniform Foodies app is availabe from The App Store.

Uniform Foodies App, Uniform Dating, Madras, Indian curry, mild

As this dish contains healthy mushrooms and spring onions I am entering it into Extra Veg a challenge run by Helen from Fuss Free Flavours and Michelle from Utterly Scrummy who is hosting this month. I’m also entering it into Tasty Tuesdays which is run by Honest Mum. Finally I’m linking up to Emily’s Recipe of the Week over on A Mummy Too!

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Disclosure:This is a sponsored post and all opinions are my own



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  1. Martina Evans

    This looks absolutely delicious! The sauce looks so creamy & yummy.

  2. Maya Russell

    I’m not keen on prawns but the sauce looks divine – I could swap prawns for chicken pieces.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, or perhaps some fish!

  3. Jacqueline Roberts

    Love this

  4. kayleigh white

    Looks totally delicious!

  5. Ursula Hunt

    This has become a firm favourite in our house

    1. Camilla

      Fab, it’s a recipe my mum made so often:-)

  6. Anne Dalzell

    This is perfect for me as loads of curry recipes are for chicken. I can’t eat chicken anymore since a chicken fell asleep in my arms! No prawns have fallen asleep in my arms so i can still eat this…

    1. Camilla

      This made me laugh so much. We have a pet shrimp (in the fish tank) so now I’m not sure I can eat prawns anymore!

  7. William Gould

    We put mushrooms in a few things – try it in chilli – It can bulk a meal up for little cost without distracting from the meals flavours!

    1. Camilla

      Mushrooms are fab:-)

  8. Irene Wright

    Haven’t had a prawn curry with mushrooms in it – must try this recipe. Thanks

  9. Janine C

    This looks so yummy, might try making it tomorrow!

  10. Stuart Vettese

    Puts my chicken curry to shame!!! This looks divine

    1. Camilla

      Not at all Stuart – we’ll have to try each others:-)

  11. glenn hutton

    I tried making this and I didn’t mess it up – my cooking skills leave a lot to be desired – I wasn’t sure about the inclusion of the mushrooms but they complimented it amazingly well. Even my ever so fussy 18 year old daughter loved it, and with her saying that is high praise indeed! This is now in rotation of meals. ;0)

    Thanks for posting it Camilla x

    1. Camilla

      Aah, so pleased to hear that you both enjoyed it and made it well. It’s a dish that I had to stop making when my son went off prawns for several years after finding shell in a sandwich! We are now having it again and love it:-)

  12. Jude

    We always ate curries with bananas, nut and raisins when I was a child, a habit my mother acquired when we lived in Singapore, I think it was to lessen the strength of the curry, I think it’s a great idea, I may reintroduce it to, thank you for the suggestion.
    The App sounds interesting, but I’m puzzled as to the Armed Forces being included as they have amazing catering, wherever they are.

    1. Camilla

      Glad to hear I wasn’t the only one eating banana with my curry Jude. Very good point about the armed forces!

  13. Ursula Hunt

    My dads favourite

  14. Bev

    Could just eat that!

  15. Honest Mum

    Want to tuck right into this feast right now, for breakfast! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    1. Camilla

      LOL a pleasure;-)

  16. Heather Haigh

    Love prawns in curry, there’s just something so moreish about it. Nice uncomplicated recipe. Thanks.

    1. Camilla

      Life’s too short for complicated, I leave that to the chefs:-)

      1. Heather Haigh

        I love watching Masterchef but I certainly couldn’t do with all that faffing in my own kitchen. Just give me food that tastes good.

        1. Camilla

          Yes, when I see a list of 21 ingredients I just loose interest – leave the fancy stuff to the chefs;-)

  17. Emily @amummytoo

    The sauce on this just looks incredible – the colour is wonderful! Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek – I have pinned this post to my food boards and scheduled in a tweet for this evening 🙂 There’s also a fresh linky live at 6pm – hope you join in! x

    1. Camilla


  18. glenn hutton

    Looks delicious and I will give this a go…

    1. Camilla


  19. Paul Wilson

    Looks absolutely delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  20. Corina

    That’s a lovely quick curry and would be perfect for busy shift workers.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  21. Karen

    FAB recipe Camilla and I am a HUGE fan of prawns and curry so this is a WIN WIN! Karen

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Karen, we love it here:-)

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