Side angel shot of a pomegranate prawn curry in a rusty curry serving dish and half a pmegranye and cherry tomatoes

Pomegranate Prawn Curry

  • Author: Fiona
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


A rich and spicy pomegranate prawn curry made with fresh prawns, cherry tomatoes and spices then topped with pomegranate seeds to add a cooling crunch to the curry



10g fresh coriander, leaves only

400g tomatoes, quartered

1 inch cube of fresh turmeric, peeled

1 tbsp coriander seeds

2 tsp cumin seeds

5 cardamom pods, seeds removed and reserved

¼ tsp nigella seeds

½ tsp ground cinnamon

8g fresh root ginger, peeled

1 small to medium red chilli, seeds removed

1 large onion, peeled and quartered

2 cloves garlic

10 ml olive oil

1 tbsp pomegranate molasses

1 tablespoon garam masala

50g coconut cream

10g ground almonds, optional

1 fresh pomegranate

1kg raw prawns, peeled and deveined leaving 1 each unpeeled

100g vine ripened cherry tomatoes

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Add the coriander leaves to the TM bowl and chop speed 6, 6 seconds. Reserve in a bowl.
  2. Add the tomatoes and chop speed 4, 5 seconds. Reserve until needed.
  3. Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom seeds, nigella seeds and cinnamon and grind speed 10, 20 seconds.
  4. Add the turmeric and ginger with the onions, garlic and red chilli and chop speed 8, 10 seconds. Scrape down with the spatula.
  5. Add the olive oil and sweat speed 2, 90˚C, 4 minutes.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes, pomegranate molasses and garam masala and cook speed 2, 100˚C, 7 minutes. Blend speed 10, 5 seconds.
  7. Pour in the coconut cream and ground almonds and mix speed 2, 5 seconds.
  8. Add the prawns and cherry tomatoes and cook reverse speed spoon, 90˚C, 5 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with the chopped coriander stirring lightly with the spatula.
  10. Cook the unshelled prawns by pan frying in some salt and butter until cooked.
  11. Serve with rice and top with pomegranate seeds and the unshelled prawn. Delicious served with naan bread. Enjoy!


The ground almonds are optional. I add them to thicken the sauce so you can add as much or as little as you like.

You can replace the fresh turmeric with 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric. Likewise you can use ground ginger instead of fresh root ginger.

  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Thermomix


  • Serving Size: 4-6

Keywords: pomegranate prawn curry