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Nyonya Prawn Pumpkin Curry

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 30 + 10 mins

Serves: 2

Ingredients A (mashed pumpkin):

2 pies of pumpkin, make puree

Ingredients B:

5 gloves garlic

40g shallot

5 gloves garlic

30g galangal

3 chili padi

1 lemongrass

4 leaves of bunga kantan

1/2 inch of fresh turmeric

Ingredients C:

3 tbsp. oil

Pumpkin puree

1 cup water

1/2 tbsp. assam (tamarind) paste

30g gula melaka

8 fresh tiger prawns (peeled and deveined)

1/3 cup of coconut milk (about 5 tbsp.)

Salt & pepper to taste

1 leaf of bunga kantan (chiffonade)

1 kaffir lime leaf (chiffonade)


1. Steam pumpkin for 30 mins, blend to become mashed.

2. Blend ingredients B into paste.

3. Heat oil, sauté paste till fragrant.

4. Add in mashed pumpkin, water, assam paste and gula melaka.

5. Add in tiger prawns, allow to simmer for a few minutes.

6. Stir in coconut milk, season and dish out.

7. Garnish with some kaffir lime and bunga kantan leaves on top.

Tips: Reduce the gula melaka or dial up the assam paste if you prefer it to be sour.

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