Goan Prawns Curry

⏰: 1 hr
Prep: 30 min | Cook: 30 min | Servings: One Portion = Two P

 – Goan Prawns Curry
When you talk about fish or seafood in India, Goan Curry has to feature amongst the Top 3 curries. So our recipe of the week is Goan Prawns Curry. Goan curry tastes best with Prawns as well as Pomfret. Keeping the ingredients simple, let us begin with this humble yet appetising dish, without which seafood is incomplete.
Measurement is for

8 king size Prawns
15 g Red chillies
25 g Garlic
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 ½ cup Grated coconut
15 g Tamarind
½ medium size Onion
3 Green chillies
2 tsp Red chilli powder
2 tbsp Oil
Fresh coriander leaves
Salt to taste
2 cups water
Step 1: Get your ingredients ready and right
1st batch: Red chillies, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, grated coconut, and oil.
Tip: Semi boil red chillies to improve the texture. Dice the garlic to grind it faster if you are expecting guests at home
2nd batch: Tamarind, onion, green chillies, fresh coriander, grated coconut, salt to taste and prawns
Tip: Soak tamarind in warm water to get a smooth puree in less time
Step 2: Let’s prepare the masala
Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add red chillies, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and 1 cup grated coconut. Roast it well to get the aroma.
Tip: Coconut should remain white or else it will affect the colour and texture of your gravy. It will not be like the one you ate in the restaurant.
Add 1 tsp red chilli powder. Keep on stirring if you are new to the kitchen, or toss the pan in style if you want to feel like a chef. Put off the flame when you smell coconut aroma.
Step 3: Time to make the curry
Grind the roasted masala coarsely with two cups of water. Strain the masala water in a pan and put it on medium flame to simmer. Add sliced onion, chillies and salt, allow the consistency to reduce by half. Squash the soaked tamarind to get puree and add it to the curry. Also, add fresh coriander leaves and 1 ½ tsp freshly grated coconut. Finally, add the prawns. Cook it for 2 to 3 minutes (depending on the size of the prawn)
Tip: Make a deep insertion in the prawns. It appears bigger, restaurant style. DO NOT cook the prawn for more than 3 mins or else it will lose its juices and will turn rubbery.
Step 4: Ready to serve
Take the curry in a bowl. Take 1 tsp oil in a pan add 1 tsp chilli powder, roast it. Add this oil along with fresh grated coconut and coriander leaves to garnish. Dig into it with steamed rice and enjoy!


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