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Goan Prawn Curry

Recipe Goan Prawn Curry

Preparation Time

35 Minutes


For the prawns

  • 20 Jumbo Prawns or Shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • Enough water to soak the prawns completely

For the ground masala

  • 810 dried Kashmiri Red Chillies
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole Peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon whole Coriander Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 small knob of Tamarind (1 teaspoon Tamarind Paste)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 cup grated Coconut
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk

For the curry

  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced Ginger
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 810 Curry Leaves


  1. Start by defrosting prawns. Transfer prawns to a bowl and add enough cold water to soak them properly for 15 minutes. Before using, wash the prawns once or twice in running water and add them to the curry.
  2. Grind all the ingredients mentioned under ground masala to a smooth paste and set aside.
  3. In a pan, heat coconut oil and add ginger and onions. Saute the onions till they are a light golden brown and add tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes for 5-7 minutes till they break down easily with the back of a spoon.
  4. Add the ground masala and salt to the pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the flame and simmer the masala for 10-15 minutes till the colour deepens slightly. Add the defrosted (drain the water) prawns to the gravy and cook them for 7-8 minutes. Sprinkle curry leaves on top, mix well and switch off the flame. Let the curry rest for 5 minutes before serving with steamed rice.


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