Prawn & Green Bean Curry


It was dark. The sky was lit up with the stars. As the wind blew, it sent chill down my spine. Brrrr! The thought of enjoying a warm meal made my long and lazy footsteps became quick and short. I maintained quick and steady walking space as the thought of food was unbearable. I was craving for some boiled rice.. a warm bowl of boiled rice with a quick dish.

Finally, I reached. I quickly unlocked the door, put away my bag and coat. Dashed into the kitchen and opened the fridge, searching for ingredients. I knew I wanted a curry dish to go with the boiled rice. I got some beans and prawns, brilliant!

Not wasting time no more, I grabbed all the raw ingredients that I needed. Then, ground them into a paste using a food processor. I used exactly the same raw ingredients like the dish that I made last time – Spicy Okra with Prawns.

The only difference is instead of lime juice, I added tamarind paste. So, looks really easy if you have already tried making Spicy Okra with Prawns.

Prawn & Green Bean Curry

Yield: 2 persons


1 tbsp sunflower oil
100g green beans, halved
250g prawns, shelled and deveined
1 tsp tamarind paste
100ml coconut milk
80ml water
a pinch of salt

Spice paste:
2 clove of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cm ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
3 red chili,deseeded and roughly
3 shallots, peeled and roughly chopped


1. Put all the spice paste ingredient in a food processor, blend until become a smooth paste. Set aside.

2. Heat the sunflower oil in a big saucepan over medium high heat. Add the spice paste and cook for 5 minutes or until fragrant.

3. Add the green beans, cook for 5-6 minutes or until start to soften. Put the prawns, stir to coat with the spice paste and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the tamarind paste, coconut milk and water, season with salt. Bring to the boil for a few seconds and serve hot.