Goan Prawns Curry

By: Prasanna| Published: 8:31:00 AM

A new post....Prawns Curry in a new style!!

Sometime back, I had visited one of our family friends and they insisted on to stay for food.
The food that was served was super hot and right out of the Gas. I just loved the way the food was served, not too fancy or exotic but too delicious and simple, also soul pleasing.
It gives immense satisfaction and pleasure, when u get a thali full of hot and delicious food, specially when you have grumbling tummy, asking for food!!

The attraction of the thali for me was fish curry. They had served me Mackerel curry but I tried to make it same way using Prawns.
This curry preparation is slightly different from what my mom taught me to make. It's usually a good idea to try variations in food on regular basis as it makes food interesting and also we can learn something new.

Try this recipe of mine and let me know if you like it!

Prawns Curry Goan


Prawns Curry
Prawns cooked in a spicy and tangy gravy.
  • 10 Prawns, cleaned, deveined
  • 3/4th Cup Grated Coconut
  • 4 Byadgi Chilies
  • 2 Short Red Chilies
  • 5 Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Small Onion,long cut
  • Lemon sized ball Tamarind
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Small Tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 Small Onion, finely Choped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 4 Kokum
  • 2 Green Chilies, slit
  • As per taste Salt
  • as needed Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
First, clean and wash the prawns and apply little salt and keep aside.
In a pan, add around 2 tablespoon oil, fry onion,garlic and tomato, till soft and mushy. Let it cool.
When cooled, in a mixer grinder. grind the fried mixture with red chilies,peppercorns,cumin seeds,tamarind to a smooth paste.
In the same pan, add 1 Tablespoon oil, asafoetida and onion chopped. Fry till the onion is slightly burnt.
Add the ground paste.
Add water to the pan as per curry consistency you need.
Add turmeric powder,sugar and salt.
Let it cook for a minute, then add the prawns.
Add the kokum and green chilies.
Let it cook till the prawns are cooked well.
Serve hot with rice!!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3


  • Spice level can be adjusted as per your choice.
  • If you want more spicy version of curry then add little more red chilies.
  • You can skip sugar if you do not like it.


Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

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    2. Hi. While iwas going through a different fish curry preparation iIcame across this one. Have u used coconut anywhere in the recipe?

    3. Hi. While iwas going through a different fish curry preparation iIcame across this one. Have u used coconut anywhere in the recipe?


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