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Classic King Prawn Korma

Classic King Prawn Korma

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Prep Time

20 min



For this quick, easy twist on a creamy korma, you'll simmer succulent king prawns in a fragrant coconut cream sauce, and spoon it over cardamom rice. Divine!

Prep Time

20 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 brown onion
2 garlic cloves
15g fresh root ginger
10g coriander
1 tbsp curry powder
130g basmati rice
3 cardamom pods
171g raw peeled king prawns †
FLECKED coconut cream 50g
50g solid coconut cream
You Will Need
Butter, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 10g coriander
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 130g basmati rice
  • cardamom pods
  • 171g raw peeled king prawns<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 50g solid coconut cream
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 883 kJ
213 kcal
2080 kJ
501 kcal
of which saturates
7.7 g
6.9 g
18.2 g
16.2 g
of which sugars
25.6 g
2.2 g
60.2 g
5.3 g
Fibre 2.8 g 6.5 g
Protein 8.4 g 19.7 g
Salt 0.71 g 1.67 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
15g fresh root ginger
10g coriander
1 tbsp curry powder
cumin seed, coriander seed, onion powder, turmeric, salt, granulated sugar, chilli powder, garlic powder, paprika, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, fenugreek, cassia, bay leaves, cloves, natural flavouring
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
cardamom pods
cardamom pod
171g raw peeled king prawns
king prawn (crustacean) 93%, added water, salt. may contain molluscs
50g solid coconut cream
coconut 100%
  • Allergens highlighted by † (crustacean)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Classic King Prawn Korma

Boil half a kettle

Crush the cardamom pods open by squashing them with the side of a knife

Heat a pot with a lid, with a large knob of butter over a medium heat

Once hot, add the crushed cardamom pods and cook for 1 min or until fragrant

2 Classic King Prawn Korma

Add the basmati rice and a pinch of salt to the pot and cook for a further 1 min, then add 300ml [600ml] cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving – this is your cardamom rice

3 Classic King Prawn Korma

While the rice is cooking, peel and finely dice the brown onion[s]

Peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate) the ginger

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

4 Classic King Prawn Korma

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil and a large knob of butter over a medium heat

Once hot, add the diced onion and a generous pinch of salt and cook for 3-5 min or until soft

Once soft, add the chopped ginger, chopped garlic and curry powder and cook for a further 1 min

5 Classic King Prawn Korma

Meanwhile, chop the coriander finely, including the stalks

Remove the coconut cream from the sachet[s] and chop it roughly

Dissolve the chopped coconut cream in 250ml [500ml] boiled water – this is your coconut stock

6 Classic King Prawn Korma

Add the coconut stock to the pan and cook for 2-3 min or until a thick sauce remains

7 Classic King Prawn Korma

Once the sauce has thickened, add the king prawns and cook for a further 4-5 min or until the prawns are fully cooked

Season generously with both salt and pepper this is your king prawn korma


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Serve the king prawn korma over the cardamom rice (discard the cardamom pods!) and garnish with the chopped coriander

Tip: For fancy presentation, press the rice into small bowls and turn out


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