prawn curry in a bowl

Goan Prawn Curry

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Course: Mains, Side
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Nicole
A popular tangy prawn curry from Goa.
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 4 whole red Kashmiri chillies
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole dried coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (or 1 inch turmeric root)
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 150g approx. fresh prawns (or 200g frozen pre-cooked prawns)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1 cup hot water
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a blender, combine all the ingredients except the oil, prawns and salt. Blend till it is a paste.
  • In a saucepan, heat the oil and add the paste. Add the water and stir over a low-medium heat. Once it starts boiling, add the fresh (or frozen) prawns and salt. Allow to simmer for 7 minutes till prawns are cooked (5 minutes for pre-cooked prawns). Remove from heat and serve with plain basmati rice.


Nutrition Facts
Goan Prawn Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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