Shrimp Tikka Masala | My Bizzy Kitchen:

This shrimp tikka masala is packed with so much flavor. the whole family will love this.

What is the difference between tikka masala and regular masala?

Tikka masala is usually a cream-based sauce, while regular masala relies on multiple spices to get its depth of flavor. I worked with a woman who was Indian when I first made tikka masala in 2010. I told her I was going to lighten up on the cream sauce.

When he heard that, he immediately said, “I think that’s a bad idea,” and I couldn’t agree more. It gives it this rich flavor and should not be substituted.

Ingredients needed to make Prawn Tikka Masala

  • Shrimp – I love Mariano’s Patagonian shrimp, best frozen shrimp I’ve ever had
  • nonfat Greek yogurt
  • lemon juice
  • smoked paprika
  • ground cumin
  • tandoori seasoning (you can replace it with cayenne pepper)
  • ginger (I used paste, but freshly chopped is fine too)
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • jalapeño
  • dried chiles (I used Arbol found in the Mexican aisle of the grocery store)
  • tomato paste
  • half – half

these are the ingredients needed to make prawn tikka masala

Marinate the shrimps

this is marinated shrimp for tikka masala


  • 1 pound shrimp, shelled and cleaned

  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon tandoori spice

  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste (or chopped fresh ginger)

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • 1 small jalapeño

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon tandoori seasoning

  • 6 small dried chilies (I used Arbol chilies)

  • 8 oz tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons of half and half

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional for garnish)


  1. Mix the shrimp with yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, tandoori spice, black pepper, ginger and salt. Marinate for at least one hour.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, drizzle the avocado oil and cook the garlic and jalapeño for one minute. Add cumin, paprika, tandoori seasoning and cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Add the tomato sauce and dried chilies and simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in half.
  3. While the sauce is cooking, cook the shrimp. Heat a skillet over medium heat, spray with avocado oil. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  4. In a plate. Put 1/4 of the sauce on a plate, add the cooked shrimp and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with rice and naan for a complete meal.


As of the date of this publication, each service is only 1 WW point. If you’re counting calories or macros, each serving contains 191 calories, 3.4 fat, 9.6 carbs, 1.9 fiber, and 30 grams of protein.

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What to serve with prawn tikka masala?

On a recent trip to Costco, Hannah and I picked up this cashew rice. It is so tasty and delicious. You can also find it online here. This was the perfect side dish for the prawn tikka masala.

this is lemon rice from costco

We also took its box Stonefire mini naan dippers. Simply melt a teaspoon of butter or ghee in a pan and fry the naan for about 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with seasoning if desired – I added tandoori seasoning. Five dippers is only 4 WW points.

mini dippers

Let us know if you try this recipe! I’d love to hear if you love it as much as I do!


I am a widow, 55 years old, trying to figure out my life after losing my husband after a long illness. Cooking and being in the kitchen feeds my soul.

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