Prawn tikka masala

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Forget a takeaway and tuck into a midweek meal that will please the whole family with our easy, low calorie prawn tikka masala. Serve with naan breads

Nutrient Unit
kcal 432
fat 16g
saturates 3g
carbs 50g
sugars 12g
fibre 5g
protein 18g
salt 1.1g
Creamy chicken stew


  • 1 large onion , roughly chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger , peeled and grated
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2-3 tbsp tikka curry paste
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • ½ tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 3 cardamom pods , bashed
  • 200g brown basmati rice
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds
  • 300g raw king prawns
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • ½ bunch of coriander , roughly chopped
  • naan breads , warmed, to serve (optional)
Fajita-style pasta


  • STEP 1

Put the onion, ginger and garlic in a food processor and blitz to a smooth paste. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish or pan over a medium heat. Add the onion paste and fry for 8 mins or until lightly golden. Stir in the curry paste and fry for 1 min more. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, sugar and cardamom pods. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for another 10 mins.

  • STEP 2
Chicken pasta bake

Cook the rice following pack instructions.

  • STEP 3

Scoop the cardamom out of the curry sauce and discard, then blitz with a hand blender, or in a clean food processor. Return to the pan, add the almonds and prawns, and cook for 5 mins. Season to taste and stir through the cream and coriander. Serve with the rice and naan breads, if you like.

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