Goan Prawn Curry


  • 500 gm prawns
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2+3 green chillies
  • 1 cup scraped coconut
  • 1/2 cup shallots, sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger, sliced
  • 1.5 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup tamarind water from a ball of tamarind, squeezed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a mixer, add coriander powder, turmeric powder , red chilli powder, garlic cloves, 2 green chillies, cumin seeds and scraped coconut
  2. Grind the ingredients to a paste with very little water
  3. Heat oil in a pan
  4. Add the shallots, ginger and 3 green chillies. Sauté well
  5. Add the ground paste and sauté till the raw smell goes away
  6. Add a little water
  7. Add salt to taste
  8. Add the prawns and mix well
  9. Pour the tamarind water and cook covered on low flame
  10. Once done, add thick coconut milk and take it off the flame before it boils

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