Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Serve this sensual creamy dish best with chapattis but goes well with white rice as well. If you you don't have creme fraiche on hand your can use Greek yogurt or coconut milk instead.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare all the ingredients first!
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry chili and spring onions and for two minutes.
  3. Add tomato puree, garlic and ginger; stir and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add prawns and cook for five minutes until they change color and turn pink.
  5. Add lime, coriander, 2 tablespoon creme fraiche and garam masala, let it all bubble for 2 minutes.
  6. Top with the last tablespoon of creme fraiche, garnish with cilantro leaves and serve and eat immediately.
Most Helpful

We absolutely loved this, a real treat!! I didn't make any significant changes, like previous reviewers I had to use a regular onion, not realising that I had run out of green, and I did add a bit of white wine to create a bit of sauce, but I think that these did not significantly alter the dish. Definitely a make-again!!! Thank you awalde, lovely recipe, made for PRMR tag game.

Karen Elizabeth April 23, 2012

This was absolutely delicous,the garam masala is great with the shrimp. It was a little sweet from the tomato with the nice contrast of a little spicey warmth. I was concerned that the chili would be too hot for our tastes so I used a little bit red pepper flakes (about 1/8 tsp), after simmering I thought it needed more spice so added several dashes of hot sauces and some fresh ground pepper - just right for us. I also subbed sour cream and heavy cream for the creme fraiche. In reviewing the recipe before rating I realized that I misread it and should have used tomato puree and not paste. This explains why it wasn't very saucey : ), I ended up adding extra cream using about 1/2 cup total. This is a dish that would be great for a dinner party. I served it with jasmine rice, Trader Joe's garlic naan and green beans. Thanks awalde for sharing your recipe! Made for PRMRT

momaphet January 31, 2012

We loved this recipe! My only change was to use a small diced onion in place of the green onions, as I used the last of my green onions last night without realising! Oh, and I garnished it with some extra sliced red chillies. A wonderful recipe, we really enjoyed it! [Made for PRMR]

Sara 76 August 03, 2011