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Easy Prawn Jalfrezi

Easy Prawn Jalfrezi is a quick and healthy way to satisfy your mid-week takeaway craving! Made with tinned tomatoes, peppers and as much chilli as you can handle!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Carrie Carvalho


  • Wok or large frying pan


  • 200 gram cooked peeled king prawns or jumbo shrimp you can use raw, just adjust the cooking time to make sure they are cooked through
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 2-4 green chillis, finely diced with seeds removed adjust to your preferred spice level
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 400 gram tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 green pepper, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp groundnut or vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar or honey
  • fresh coriander optional, to garnish


  • Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan over a medium high heat. Add the sliced onions and diced chilli and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the spices, stir well, then add the ginger, garlic and peppers.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, then pour over the tin of chopped tomatoes.
  • Fill the empty tomato tin with cold water and pour into the pan. Stir in the sugar plus a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  • Add in the prawns and cook to warm through for 1-2 minutes (more if using raw prawns - until they turn pink). Taste and add a little more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Garnish with some fresh chopped coriander and serve with rice or flatbreads (or both) and enjoy!


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 1156mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 3252IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 4mg