Goan Prawn Curry with coconut milk

Today I prepared Goan prawn curry,a popular dish through out the state.Before sharing the  recipe I would like to give you some information about  Goan Cuisine.

     Goan Cuisine consists of regional foods in Goa.Rice, seafood,coconut, vegetables,meat,pork and local spices are some of the main ingredients in Goan Cuisine.Use of kokum is another distinct feature.It is similar to Malvani or Konkani cuisine.

The cuisine of Goa is influenced by its Hindu origins,the four hundred years of  Portuguese colonization and  Muslim rule that preceded the Portuguese.Many Catholic dishes are either similar to or variants of their  Portuguese counterparts in both naming or their use of ingredients.

Goan food is considered incomplete without fish.King fish is the most common delicacy.Other seafood delicacies include pomfret,shark,tuna and mackerel.Among the shellfish are crabs,prawns, lobsters, squid and mussels.

Now coming back to my Goan Prawn Curry recipe,here in this curry I have used coconut milk as base and a spicy masala made up of grated coconut,garlic, ginger and other local spices.To make this dish we need following ingredients-


For curry-

  • Prawns-500 gms, shelled and deveined
  • Coconut milk-2cups
  • Onion-1 cup chopped
  • Turmeric powder-1tsp
  • Cooking oil-2 tbsp
  • Green chillies-2
  • Salt to taste

For masala-

  •  Vinegar or lime juice-1/4 cup
  • Grated coconut-1/2cup
  • Garlic cloves-5-6
  • Ginger-1tsp chopped
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Black pepper corns-6
  • Whole coriander seeds-1tsp


For the prawn masala-

                          Local Spices

                      Grated coconut

         Grind all these ingredients in to a smooth paste

                  Ground masala paste

Grind together all ingredients with vinegar.

For the curry-

 Prawns dusted with salt and turmeric

  1.  Dust the prawn with turmeric and salt.Keep aside.
  2. Take a pan,add 2tbsp oil to it.Now add chopped onion.Saute till it becomes golden brown in color.
  3. Add ground masala and stir well.Cook until the oil separates from the masala mix.
  4. Add prawns and stir it constantly.Fry until it turns pink in color.
  5. Then add the coconut milk and bring it to a boil.Simmer for 8-10′ and garnish with green chillies.Serve it immediately with rice.

Goan Prawn Curry

I hope you all liked this recipe.Please do try it and let me know.

                       Happy cooking 😃


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello Saumya,
    You have a very beautiful and neat blog dear 🙂 The Goan curry looks absolutely delightful 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank u so much dear for ur encouraging words…It really means a lot to me…


  2. chefkreso says:

    I’m glad that I stumbled upon this recipe because it looks amazing!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. First of all thank you so much for stopping by…. I am delighted that you like it.. Keep visiting and sharing ur views.. Once again thanks for your encouraging words..

      Liked by 1 person

  3. PriyaPandian says:

    Delicious 😊👍

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ei Gi Chakhum says:

    Looks yum Saumya👌 the step by step pictorials make it easier to follow the recipe. Lovely share!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank u so much dear…I’m glad you like it…

      Liked by 1 person

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