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Prawn masala curry with coriander.
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Easy King Prawn Masala Curry

An easy king prawn masala curry recipe! Tastier, healthier, and much cheaper than any takeaway!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword king prawn masala, prawn masala, prawn masala curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 223kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 375 g Cooked King Prawns

Marinade

  • 3 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger peeled and grated
  • 2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Chili Flakes
  • ½ Lemon juice only
  • 200 ml Natural Yogurt

For the Curry Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 2 teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 400 g Passata
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato Puree
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper

Garnish

  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Coriander chopped

Instructions

  • Mix together the marinade ingredients and stir through the prawns. Marinate in the fridge for up to 30 minutes.
    375 g Cooked King Prawns, 3 Garlic Cloves, 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger, 2 teaspoon Garam Masala, 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin, 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander, 1 teaspoon Turmeric, ½ teaspoon Chili Flakes, ½ Lemon, 200 ml Natural Yogurt
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the mustard seeds, onion, garlic, chili flakes, curry powder, and garam masala for 3-4 minutes until the onion is soft.
    1 tablespoon Olive Oil, 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds, 1 Onion, 2 Garlic Cloves, 1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes, 2 teaspoon Curry Powder, 2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • Add the tomato puree, passata, sugar, salt, and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes
    400 g Passata, 2 tablespoon Tomato Puree, 1 teaspoon Sugar, 1 teaspoon Salt, ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Add in the prawns and marinade and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the prawns are warmed through
  • Garnish with chopped coriander before serving.
    2 tablespoon Fresh Coriander

Notes

Expert Tips:
If you're using raw fresh king prawns, fry them in a little olive oil before mixing through the marinade. Cook them long enough for them to change colour.
If you don't have time to marinate the prawns, just leave them long enough whilst you prep the other ingredients.
For an extra smooth sauce, process the onion and garlic cloves in a food processor before cooking.
 
Variations:
  • Use leftover cooked chicken or lamb instead of prawns.
  • Like spicy food? Double the quantity of chilli flakes.
  • Up the veggies and add in red or orange peppers, baby spinach, and aubergine.
  • Bulk the curry out with a can of drained chickpeas.
  • Swap the natural yogurt for coconut cream (not coconut milk).
  • Swap the passata for a tin of chopped tomatoes.
  • Use tiger prawns instead of king prawns.
 
Storage:
Store: Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Reheat: Reheat until piping hot in the microwave. Reheating prawns usually makes them a little tougher.
Freeze: Allow the curry to cool then spoon it into a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost fully in the fridge before reheating.
 
Nutrition:
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
 
 
Nutrition Facts
Easy King Prawn Masala Curry
Amount per Serving
Calories
223
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
125
mg
42
%
Sodium
 
1183
mg
51
%
Potassium
 
809
mg
23
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
Vitamin A
 
1028
IU
21
%
Vitamin C
 
23
mg
28
%
Calcium
 
170
mg
17
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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