Goan Prawn Curry, how to make goan prawn curries
Recipe type: Main
RecipeCuisine: Indian, Goan
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Serves: 6
Traditional, classic Goan prawns curry recipe.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for the curry
  • 200 gm fresh medium sized prawns (washed and the spine removed)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 14-15 ladyfinger / okra chopped into lengthwise
  • ½ onion chopped finely
  • 2 green chilies chopped lengthwise
  • 2 cup water or as consistency required
  • 6 kokams
  • salt as per taste
For curry paste:
  • ½ fresh coconut grated
  • 1.5 tbsp dry coriander seed
  • 5-6 dry kashmiri red chilies or bedgi chlies
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 t/s turmeric powder
  • 1 t/s cumin seed
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp tamarind pulp or paste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Keep all the ingredient handy for the paste.
  2. Combine all the ingredients into the processor and grind until smooth paste is formed. Add little water if the paste is too dry about 3 to 4 tablespoons water.
  3. Wash the prawn and de-shell them. Also remove the black thread / spine of the prawn else it would give indigestion problem.
  4. Take a deep vessel/ wok add oil and place on heat. Once oil is hot add the onion. Saute until they change color.
  5. Now add the cleaned prawn.
  6. Saute the prawns until it starts leaving water.
  7. Cook for a minute more.
  8. Now add the grounded paste and mix all nicely.
  9. Add the green chilies.
  10. Now add water as per consistency required.
  11. Add the okra.
  12. Cook the curry until okra is tender.
  13. Add salt as required.
  14. Allow to cook for 3- 4 mins. Serve the curry hot with pao or rice.
1. You could also add curry leaves and tomatoes in this curry.
2. Adjust spice as required. If you like more spicy use more red chilies.
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Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at https://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/goan-prawn-curry/