Goan Prawn Curry | How to make Goan Prawn Curry

By Moumita Malla  |  10th Apr 2016  |  
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About Goan Prawn Curry Recipe

It is a popular dish of Goa, here prawns are cooked in coconut milk and other spices. The delicious Goan curry tastes great with steamed rice.

Goan Prawn Curry

Ingredients to make Goan Prawn Curry

  • Prawns (Medium sized) - 500 grams (washed and cleaned)
  • oil - 1/4 cup
  • curry leaves - 5
  • coconut milk - 2 cup
  • onion-1 (chopped )
  • Kokum - 2 flakes (special ingredient of Goan cuisine, if you do not find it, then use tamarind pulp - 2 tablespoon)
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric - 1 teaspoon
  • vinegar - 1 teaspoon
  • Ingredients for ground masala
  • garlic - 5 cloves
  • ginger - one inch piece
  • cloves - 4
  • coriander seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Kashmiri red chillies - 4
  • coconut - 1/2 cup grated

How to make Goan Prawn Curry

  1. Marinate prawns with salt, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and vinegar.
  2. Combine all the ingredients of ground masala and make a paste using little bit of water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves and chopped onion, fry until light brown.
  4. Add ground masala and fry, add vinegar, tamarind or kokum .Add salt and turmeric powder.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame until the prawns are done.
  6. Add coconut milk, bring it to boil. When it starts boiling, simmer it for 2 minutes.
  7. Add skin of kokum to add some more flavour, switch off the gas.

My Tip:

You can make this recipe by using any sea fish even with chicken also.

Goan prawn curry recipe is a popular delicacy in Goa, loved by localities as well as tourists. It is prepared with a unique combination of spices and coconut milk. Goan prawn curry is an authentic dish belonging to the Goan cuisine. It is available in all the popular restaurants serving Goan cuisine. Some people may also like relishing it at home by preparing it in the comfort of their own kitchen.

For those who do not know how to make prawn curry, you are going to be enlightened here. By investing only 10 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes for cooking, you will be preparing a dish that goes with almost every occasion. Other than being mouth-watering, this dish is also very nutritious. It contains several vital nutrients. The next time you have guests coming over for dinner at your place, surprise them with some outstanding Goan prawn curry.

Food Combinations

After you have learnt how to prepare prawn curry step by step, you can devote some time and energy in preparing the food you are going to serve it with. As it is a wet food item, it will absolutely be loved with steamed rice. You can use some other variations of rice like ghee rice or jeera rice to enhance the taste. You can serve it along with fried fish too. It also goes well with pao. Many club the curry with pickle or some vegetable item.

Origin and History of Goan Prawn Curry

There are several quick and easy prawn curry recipes belonging to the Goan cuisine. Goan cuisine incorporates an array of foods that are extremely popular in Goa. Goa is known for its beaches, tourists, and exotic lifestyle. Many travel from miles to experience what Goa has to offer with respect to food and experience. As the state is situated near the shore of Arabian Sea, seafood is a common segment of their staple diet. Meat, pork, spices, vegetables, and coconut are also very popular in the state. The Goan cuisine is incomplete without fish, including prawns.

The cuisine has its roots in its Hindu origins. The Portuguese colonization followed by the Muslim rule had a serious impact on the cuisine as well. Goan prawn curry has got its flavours from a combination of the climate and cultural influence over the past.

Health Benefits and Nutritional Value of Goan Prawn Curry

With prawns as the main ingredient, the nutritional value of prawn curry amounts to plenty. It is not unknown that seafood carries good amount of nutrients that are useful to the human body. Prawns are known for having omega-3 fatty acids which is essential for the well-being of every individual. It also helps in reducing symptoms associated to inflammation and diseases. Prawns are also rich in vitamin D and protein which is crucial for the growth, development, and repair of bones, teeth, and muscles. The dish also supplies calories that are a source of energy to the body. This dish is rich in other nutrients like iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, fat, potassium, sodium, and dietary fibre.

Special Tips for Making Goan Prawn Curry

While preparing Goan prawn curry at home, make sure that the density of the curry is not too thick or too think. Add spices according to your taste. If you are allergic to any ingredient, it is best to avoid it while preparing this dish. Don’t forget to serve it with rice and a fried fish of your choice.

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Reviews for Goan Prawn Curry (3)

Divyanshu Dasa year ago

A popular dish I have been missing for quite a while since I left goa. Thank you for sharing this.

Silence Mover3 years ago


Shilpi lala3 years ago

Love prawn curries and will surely try this :D