Recipes to cook this weekend by Purple Cinnamon

Food is meant to be made with love and best enjoyed shared with friends and family. That’s why it gives us great pleasure to share with you two recipes by the very talented Pallavi Shastri the blogger of

The weekend is a great time for you to reset and recharge, It is also a great time to cook for friends and family. Which is why we bring you two recipes; one perfect for a weekend dinner and the second to cook at the weekend and use all week for breakfast.

Khao Suey with Dried Prawns Recipe

A scrumptious and hearty Khao Suey recipe for anyone who loves oriental flavours. Be sure to tuck in with your loved ones and let us know how you get on.

khao suey with prawns


  • Cooked noodles – 2 portions
  • Coconut milk – 200 ml (1 tetra pack)
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp (or more, depending on how strong or weak the colour is)
  • Chilli paste – 1 tsp (you can use powder too)
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Vegetable or chicken stock cube – 1/2 (optional)
  • Fish sauce or salt to taste
  • Onion – 1 small for the broth
  • Coconut oil (or any cooking oil) – 2 Tsp


  • Garlic – 2 large cloves sliced thin and fried
  • Onion – 1 small sliced
  • Coriander leaves – handful chopped
  • Peanuts – handful crushed
  • Dried prawns – 2 tbsp fried
  • Boiled eggs – 1 per portion, quartered
  • Chilli garlic oil – 2 tsp (optional but highly recommended)
  • Lemon quarters


  • Bring a pan up to heat with the oil and add the cumin.
  • Add the onions and saute till they’re soft.
  • Add the turmeric and chilli paste.
  • Now add the coconut milk with about 1/2 cup of water. Turn the flame to low.
  • Crumble in the stock cube at this point.
  • Let this simmer for 5 mins.
  • Add salt or fish sauce.
  • Keep aside.
  • Now assemble.
  • Ladle the broth into a bowl. Add the noodles.
  • Top with all the mentioned toppings, squeeze the lemon into it and serve.

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