Prawn Tikka Masala

Prawn tikka masala is a flavorful dish with origins in India. The dish typically consists of marinated prawns that are grilled/sautéd and then cooked in a creamy tomato-based sauce. The marinade is made from a blend of spices such as smoked paprika, ginger, garlic and lime, which infuses the prawns with a rich and flavorful taste. The sauce is made by simmering tomatoes, onions, yogurt and cream, which creates a savory and satisfying base. The final result is a delicious and hearty meal that can be enjoyed with rice or naan bread.
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Prawn Tikka Masala: An Explosion of Flavors!

Indian cuisine is renowned all over the world for its unique blend of spices and flavors that tantalize and excite the senses. One of the most popular dishes that embodies all the elements of this cuisine is the Prawn Tikka Masala. A creamy, spicy gravy with juicy prawns cooked to perfection is bound to make anyone’s mouth water.

Whether you’re a fan of seafood or Indian cuisine, this dish is sure to win you over with its delicious and fragrant taste. And, if you can’t get your hands on prawns, don’t worry – this recipe works just as well with jumbo shrimp.

So why not try your hand at making this delectable Prawn Tikka Masala for your next meal? Follow these simple steps and you’ll have a restaurant-quality dish that’ll have everyone asking for seconds.

Let’s get started!

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Prawn Tikka Masala

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Prawn Tikka Masala

Prawn Tikka Masala is bursting with flavor and is quick and easy to make. Here we are serving it over cooked basmati rice. Feel free to substitute any rice of choice. For a slightly different twist try serving it with warm Naan or Chapati.

Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 45 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Best Season: Summer



  1. In a large bowl, combine prawns, lime juice, chili powder, garlic, and ginger. Season to taste with salt and pepper and allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

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  2. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add the prawns and cook, stirring occasionally, just until the prawns begin to turn opaque and soften up slightly, 4-5 minutes. Watch carefully as prawns can overcook very quickly. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  3. In the same skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add in the cumin seeds, turmeric, and garam masala. Cook until the spice. Cook until the spices become fragrant, approximately 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to burn the spices.

  4. Add the onions to the spice mixture and cook until the onions develop a bit of color, 4-5 minutes. 

  5. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  6. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens slightly, 4-5 minutes.

  7. Reduce the heat to low. Add in the yogurt and heavy cream. Cook gently for 4-5 minutes, then add in the prawns and any accumulated juices and continue cooking just until the prawns are heated through.


  8. Serve over cooked basmati rice and garnish with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

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