5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Keyword Medium
Servings 6
Calories 230 kcal


  • 30 Cooked prawns
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme leaves removed from sprigs
  • 10 Fresh curry leaves chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed
  • ¼ Onion finely chopped
  • ¼ bunch Coriander finely chop bottom half of stem to season, keep remaining for garnish
  • 410 g Canned tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 pinch Coriander powder
  • 1 pinch Clove powder
  • 1 pinch Ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • 400 g Canned artichoke hearts optional
  • 5 Hardboiled eggs sliced into quarters, optional
  • 1 Cucumber sliced, optional
  • 425 g Canned asparagus spears optional


  • Rinse removed prawn parts under cool running water and place in a medium saucepan. Add thyme, curry leaves, salt and pepper to taste and fill with water slightly above top of prawns. Place over low-medium heat and let boil for 45 minutes covered.
  • Strain prawn broth into a jug using a fine sieve and keep liquid aside.
  • In a large saucepan, add oil, crushed garlic, onion, and coriander stem over medium heat until onions become transparent.
  • Add tomato puree, tomato paste, coriander powder, clove powder, ground cinnamon, ground cumin seeds, salt and pepper to taste and then bring to a boil.
  • Gradually stir in prawn broth and let boil for a further 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate cup, combine ¼ cup of the prawn broth or water with cornflour and mix well to dissolve.
  • Add dissolved cornflour to saucepan and continue to boil for a further 5 minutes to thicken, stirring repeatedly. Stir in optional artichoke hearts and then remove from heat.
  • Transfer red sauce to a serving platter/dish. Evenly place prawns over the sauce and garnish with remaining coriander. Decorate the platter with optional hardboiled eggs, cucumber, and asparagus as per the featured image.
  • Serve with sliced baguette, mayonnaise and salad.


  • Get creative with the decoration depending on the season or occasion.

Bon appétit!



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  1. Marieline RDS Remy

    5 stars
    For the prawns in red sauce. Easy to follow recipe. Made it. Family loved it. Will definitely make it again.

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