Goan Prawns Curry

Goa has some real good seafood dishes. This is one such dish and it has been adapted from Lakshmi Nair's Flavours of India program.

Jumbo Prawns - 1/2 kg
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1Tbsp
Salt - to taste
Coconut oil
To Grind :-
Onion - 1 No
Tomato - 1No.
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic pods - 4 No.s
Coriander leaves - a bunch
Green chiilies - 4 No.s
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Grind together all these with little or no water and keep aside.

Extract thick milk and thin milk from 1 coconut and keep aside.


Wash and clean the prawns, retaining part of the head. Apply marinade.

In a deep pan, add 2Tbsp oil and saute the marinated prawns for a while until the prawns start to get cooked. Remove from oil and keep aside. In the same pan, add the ground paste and saute for a while till the raw smell is gone. Add the sauted prawns to this and cook for a while in open pan. Add thin coconut milk and curry leaves, close pan and cook for 5 minutes so that the prawns get cooked through. Add thick coconut milk and remove from fire.