Masala prawns

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Want to indulge your love of seafood without raising your sugar level? This masala prawns dish is the perfect choice. Full of aromatic spices and succulent prawns, it’s tasty and delicious. And being high in protein and low in carbohydrates, it’s a great addition to a balanced diabetes meal plan.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Serving size: 100g


  • Prawns, (500g) cleaned and deveined
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, pureed
  • Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tbsp (15g)
  • Cumin powder, 1 tsp (5g)
  • Coriander powder, 1 tsp (5g)
  • Turmeric powder, ½ tsp (2.5g)
  • Paprika powder, ½ tsp (5g)
  • Garam masala powder, ½ tsp (2.5g)
  • Olive oil, 2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Fresh coriander or parsley leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onions and sauté them until golden brown.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for another minute.
  4. Then add the tomato puree, cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, garam masala, and salt.
  5. Cook until the oil separates (this can take 15-20 minutes, and you should see specks of oil on the sides of the utensil and curry).
  6. Add the prawns, and cook for a further 5-7 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with a pinch of garam masala, and garnish with coriander or parsley leaves.
  8. Serve hot.

Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat gently before serving.

Nutritional information

Per serving:

Calories - 150kcal

Fat - 0g

Carbohydrate - 5g

Protein - 20g

Sodium - 2500mg

Sugar - 4g

Fibre - 1g

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Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan is CEO of Virtual Clinic Dietitian-cell and a prominent dietitian. She's a specialist clinical dietetic, with a focus in global diabetes management. She's passionate about crafting diabetes-friendly recipes that are both tasty and healthful, and collaborates with major healthcare organizations and health periodicals.

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