Plain Goan Prawn Shrimp curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Goan Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - cleaned de-veined prawns/shrimps
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric to marinate
  • 1 tsp - turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin
  • 1/2 tsp - peppercorn
  • 4 - garlic cloves
  • 1 - small chopped onion
  • 4 - dried large red chillies
  • 2 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 6 tbsp - fresh grated/ powdered coconut
  • 3 tbsp - cooking oil
  • 2 - ripe tomatoes or 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp - vinegar
  • 2 tbsp - tamarind pulp or lime juice
  • 1 - slit green chilli
  • 1/4 kg - small okra, whole (optional)

How to Make Plain Goan Prawn Shrimp curry

  • Wash shrimp/prawns, add salt and a tsp turmeric. Toss and leave to marinate for 15-20 mins.
  • Grind the coconut, red chillies, pepper, jeera/cumin, turmeric/haldi, coriander seeds, onion and garlic with water to a smooth paste.
  • Chop tomatoes and place in a thick-bottomed vessel with oil and heat it (Or, fry 2-3 tbsp tomato paste in oil).
  • When its soft, add the ground masala 2 tbsp at a time, stirring constantly and frying well in between.
  • Add 1 cup of water and leave to boil.
  • Wash the shrimp/prawns well and add to boiling gravy. (Optionally, add okra, too).
  • Add the tamarind/lime, slit chilli, vinegar and simmer, keep it open until shrimps/prawns are cooked. Toss in the curry leaves and simmer for few seconds.
  • Keep some marinated shrimp/prawns aside to fry.
  • Toss some pepper, turmeric, cumin and red-chilli powders and shallow fry evenly on both sides.