Curried Prawns


December 22, 2019

Curried Prawns 5 0 5 3
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • 20 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins

    2 hrs 35 mins

  • Yields: 4 as entree


2 cups full cream milk

2T cornflour

1t curry powder

Pinch saffron (crushed and soaked in a a T of warm water for 10mins, while you prep other ingredients)

18 large green/raw prawns

(extra T of cornflour in reserve)


1Whisk milk, 2T cornflour, curry and saffron together and cook in 1.5L slow cooker for 2hrs on low

2Whisking occasionally to keep lump free

3After 2hrs if not thick enough add the extra T of cornflour (made into a slurry with a T of tap water) to really thicken up your curry roux – if needed.

4Add raw prawns and cook for a further 15 minutes on high or until prawns are cooked through and changed colour

5Serve on rice as an entrée or main

6(not spicy so you can add more curry if you like some heat in yours)

Submitted by Paulene Christie


15 Reviews


June 16, 2021

Thank you will try tonight

If adding cooked prawns Marolyn I would add them at the same time and just cook until they heated through then serve 🙂


June 15, 2021

Hi Paulene can I use cooked prawns? If so when would I put them in. Thank you

Deirdre Andrew

May 10, 2021

I’ve made this and it’s really easy and delicious. I added more milk and then rice. It was beautiful.

What size slow cooker are you using Shelley – that can make a difference to your cooking times to thicken etc
Are your prawns fresh or frozen or?
Have you considered increasing your cornflour to an extra spoon if you are finding yours still not thickened enough in your cooker?


April 24, 2021

I have tried it twice and it has not worked for me. Followed to a t and still runny water sauce and just not nice. So disappointed I really like the look of yours. I suck at this cooking game

Thanks so much for letting me know that was missing!
Fixed now 🙂
It’s low for that first stage x

Joanne Lowery

March 26, 2021

This looks really delicious, is the recipe cooked on high the whole time or just the last 15 min when the prawns go in?
Sorry if it’s a silly question but I want to make sure I do it right lol, it doesn’t say high or low for the first 2 hours of cooking.
Thank you

Pauline Majurey

October 12, 2020

Thank you Paulene

Any firm white fillet I think would work (cut into pcs) but of course just be aware cooking time may vary once you add them so just check on them to see


August 3, 2020

What other fish can you use if you don’t have Prawns

I’ve not done it myself but I can’t see why not Carolyn 🙂


May 28, 2020

This looks fabulous! Just wondering whether I can replace the full cream milk with say Coconut Milk as I cannot have too much dairy? Thanks ❤

That’s right Scott … T is tablespoon, t is teaspoon

Scott R-C

April 9, 2020

Is the ‘T’ for Tablespoon??

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