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Creamy Prawn Curry in a patterned bowl on a wooden table

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Creamy Prawn Curry, Goan Prawn Curry, Indian Prawn Curry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 321 kcal
Author Safira


  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Onions diced
  • 4 Tomatoes cubed
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste quanitiy depends on the strength of the paste, please adjust accordingly
  • 1 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt
  • 160 g Coconut Cream
  • 2 tbsp Natural Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 200 g Jumbo King Prawns


  1. Heat oil and add Onions. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes till lightly golden brown. 

  2. Add Tomatoes. Cover and cook until the oil separates out at the sides. About 10 minutes. 

  3. Add Garlic and Green Chilli and cook for 1 – 2 minutes.

  4. Add Turmeric Powder, 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Powder, 1 tsp Coriander Powder and Salt. Cook for 5 minutes on medium low.

  5. Stir in Coconut Cream, Yoghurt and Lemon Juice. Cook for 2 minutes.

  6. Add Prawns and cook for 3 – 4 minutes. You may need to cook them a little longer, depending on the prawns you are using.

Recipe Notes

Prawns require hardly any cooking. Over cooking them makes them rubbery and tough. Don't be tempted to cook them any longer then 5 minutes.

A squeeze of Lemon Juice helps to bring the flavours together

This recipe works really well with fish too. Try it with cod or tilapia.. 

Make sure you allow the onions and tomatoes to cook out properly to bring out their natural flavour. 

You can use Tiger Prawns, King Prawns or smaller ones. Just adjust cooking time accordingly. For smaller prawns you need to cook them for 1  - 2 minutes max.

You can blend the masala to make for a smoother curry.

To ensure that the yoghurt doesn't split when it goes into the sauce, take it out before you start cooking. Whisk it before stirring it into the curry.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 299mg13%
Potassium 612mg17%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1132IU23%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.