Quick and Easy, Low Calorie Prawn Curry

Transformational nutrition low calorie prawn curry

I love curry and this is one you can enjoy without the excess calories if you are watching your weight!  It is quick and easy so perfect for a mid week meal or a Saturday night treat. Serve with microwave poppadoms and cauliflower rice for an even leaner version.  This recipe serves 4.


500g cooked or raw king prawns (peeled)

6 green chillies, 4 deseeded and finely chopped and 2 whole

1 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tin chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp each of ground cumin and garam masala

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 red onion, sliced

pinch of salt

2 tbsp low fat, natural yogurt

1 red pepper, sliced

2 fresh tomatoes, quartered

2 tbsp tomato puree

coriander – optional

1/2 lime – optional


1. Heat the oil in a pan over a high heat and add the garlic, 4 chopped chillies, fresh tomatoes, red pepper, all the spices and salt and fry for 3-4 minutes until soft.  Be careful not to let the onion and garlic burn.

2. Add the whole chillies, tinned tomatoes and cook for 3 -4 minutes.

3. Stir in the yogurt and cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce has reduced.

4. Add the prawns and tomato puree and cook for a further 5-6 minutes, ensure that raw prawns are pink if using.

5. Add juice from half a squeezed lime and top with coriander.