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goan prawn curry recipe

Goan Prawn Curry Recipe

This is an easy Goan Prawn recipe that is really tasty and brings out the delicate taste of prawns well. Goes well with boiled rice.
Course Main Course | Curry
Cuisine Goan
Keyword Goan prawn curry recipe, Prawn Curry Recipe
recipe Prawn Curry Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 380kcal


  • 1 lb. prawns deveined and shelled
  • 2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 4 green chillies slit
  • 1 tbsp. kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp. kokum juice
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • ½ tsp. black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. tamarind paste


  • 1 tsp. cilantro chopped


  • Clean, devein and shell the prawns. I normally keep the tails intact. Now apply some salt and turmeric powder and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • To make the curry, heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions. Fry till translucent.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, black pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste, tamarind paste and salt to coconut milk.
  • Add spicy coconut milk to the fried onions. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Now add the prawns along with kokum juice and salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve tangy and spicy Goan Prawn curry hot with split green chillies. 


  1. To make kokum juice, immerse 3-4 kokum pieces in warm water for about 10-15 minutes. If you can't find kokum use tamarind paste or vinegar in its place.
  2. Don't overcook the prawns or they become rubbery.
  3. You can add ½ cup of coconut paste to the onions to make a thicker gravy.
  4. Adjust the heat and spice as per your taste. This recipe is spicy.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1708IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 8mg