King Prawn Masala

Updated post.

Forget reaching for the the takeaway menus because this homemade curry is equally tasty and a whole lot healthier than most of the curry house alternatives.

I adore one-pot cooking, finding it almost therapeutic to create and stir in a single pot, not forgetting super-quick to boot. There’s something incredibly relaxing about escaping to the kitchen, glass of vino in hand, slowly building up the flavours of my culinary creations.

The recipe below outlines my recommended quantities of flavours, but as with any one pot dish, I always recommend a ‘trial and taste’ approach so you can create a curry suited to your own personal preferences. My husband likes his with extra heat for example!

Masala comes from the Hindi word for spice so as you can imagine this dish certainly packs a punch but you can cut down on the chilli powder if you prefer a milder flavour.

Using prawns is a great alternative to chicken which is primarily associated with this style of curry but feel free to substitute for meat if you prefer.

king prawn masala

King Prawn Masala

Ingredients (serves 4)

For the masala marinade

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 2 tsps lemon juice
  • tsps ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • tsp ground coriander
  • tsp ground cumin
  • 200g natural Greek yoghurt
  • 400g raw king prawns, deveined

For the curry

  • 2 tbsp olive oil or ghee
  • 1 large onion or 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 small green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • Handful of fresh coriander, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime

Method

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, lemon juice, turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder, coriander, cumin and salt. Stir well so all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Whisk in the yoghurt before adding the prawns. Ensure the prawns are well covered by the mixture, cover and leave in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
  • Heat the oil/ghee in a large pan over a medium heat, add the onions and cook for around 10 minutes until soft and aromatic. Add chillis and garlic for a further 5 minutes and then add the marinated prawns.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste to the pan, add the lid and leave to simmer on a low-medium heat for 30-40 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  • Half way through cooking taste the curry and adjust chilli, salt and other flavouring as desired.
  • When ready remove from pan and serve with a generous helping of fresh coriander and squeeze of lime juice.
  • Serve with rice or naan.

 

Let me know if you make it! x

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19 Responses

  1. Petra / Be Healthy Now

    I really wish I liked curry and most of the spices from the recipe but unfortunately I don’t. I know, it’s a shame isn’t? It looks good though and I know all those spices are good for you especially turmeric (well at least I use it in lentil soup).
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  2. Lins @ Boo & Maddie

    Annnddd another one that I’m pinning! This sounds amazing and would be great for us as we could have it for another dinner too, I’m all about making more than we need and having it last. Off to tickle my tastebuds with some of the other posts X

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  3. Eb Gargano

    This looks fab, Vicki! I do love a good curry, we have lots of lovely veggie and meat ones at ours but we don’t eat fish/seafood ones nearly often enough – you have inspired me to make a prawn one soon! Eb x
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  4. leanne Edwards

    this sounds amazing!! I love curry – love cooking it myself as I cannot have tomatos – I often substitute these with butternut squash or sweet potato to get the consistency of curry. Yum indeed

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  5. Katie

    That Looks so yummy! Can’t beat a good curry… might try with some veggie chunks for us!
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