Goan Prawn Curry

Recipe 16: Goan Prawn Curry

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Well, there’s nothing a delicious prawn curry with steamed rice can’t fix. Here’s Rajesh Yadav, our chef from SaffronStays Alohomora, Goa, sharing his favourite Goan Prawn Curry recipe. 


(For Prawns)

  • 500 g prawns 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

(For Masala) 

  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut 
  • 8-10 kashmiri red chillies
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • Cinnamon

 (For Curry)

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil   
  • 10-12 curry leaves (Optional)   
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato chopped
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt 


  1. Add the marination to the cleaned prawns and set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. In a blender, add all the ingredients for making the masala and blend to make a smooth paste. Add little water to the paste if required.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add the marinated prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In the same oil, add curry leaves, green chilli and saute them for a few seconds.
  5. Add onion and fry until they turn translucent.
  6. Add tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Now add the masala paste, 1/2 cup water, tamarind paste and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  8. Add coconut milk, 2 cups water and cooked prawns and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  10. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with rice.
Goan Prawn Curry

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