Tomato & prawn masala

Fragrant, hearty and full of flavour - try our tomato and prawn masala with locally-sourced ingredients today
Tomato and Prawn Masala
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Tomato and Prawn Masala
November 19, 2018
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Serves 2

PHOTO BY Efraim Evidor
RECIPE BY Mart Leisegang
FOOD STYLING BY Mart Leisegang


1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4cm piece of ginger, grated
½ tsp chilli flakes
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Ground Cumin
1 tsp spinneyFOOD Ground Coriander
½ tsp spinneyFOOD Turmeric
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Ground Cinnamon
1 40g tin spinneysFOOD Chopped Tomatoes
100g 100g spinneysFOOD Organic Cherry Tomatoes, or Tamatim Tasties tomatoes
1 tbsp spinneysFOOD Brown Sugar
200g local prawns
spinneysFOOD Fresh Coriander, as needed


  • 1

    Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan and fry the onion, garlic and ginger on a medium-low heat, for approximately 6-8 minutes, or until soft and fragrant

  • 2

    Add the spices and cook for a further minute and then add the tinned tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Simmer for approximately 8 minutes. Use a masher to lightly squash the cherry tomatoes

  • 3

    After 5 minutes add the prawns and cook for another 5-8 minutes

  • 4

    Serve hot, garnished with coriander


This dish can be made ahead of time, kept in the fridge for 3 days and reheated before eating.


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