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Diet Prawn Curry

Low-Calorie 5:2 Diet Prawn Curry

A delicious low-calorie prawn or shrimp curry suitable for any weight loss diet

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword 5:2 diet, curry, low-calorie, prawn, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 293 kcal
Author Fiona Maclean


  • 150 g raw prawns (shrimp) de-veined
  • 50 g tomato passata
  • 30 ml coconut milk
  • 1 small onion peeled and sliced finely
  • 1 red chili deseeded and sliced
  • 1 piece fresh ginger about 2cm
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 pinch turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 shots 1-cal oil
  • 1 handful fresh coriander (cilantro) finely chopped, a few leaves left for garnish


  1. Mix the prawns with lemon juice and turmeric and leave to marinate while you prepare the sauce.

  2. Spray a non-stick pan or wok with 1cal oil and gently soften the onion.
  3. Once it starts to become translucent, add the mustard seed and cumin and heat till popping. Then add the garlic, chilli and ginger. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

    prawn curry spices
  4. Add in the tomato puree and 2-3 tablespoons of water and reduce the mixture down by about a third so you have a thickish sauce

    prawn curry sauce
  5. Add the coconut milk and heat through.
  6. Add the prawns with the marinade and the chopped coriander. Bring to a very gentle simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes till the prawns are fully cooked through
  7. Serve garnished with the reserved coriander leaves

Recipe Notes

This is a much simplified low-calorie version of a recipe originally from Reza's Indian Spice