Monday, May 14, 2012

Goan Shrimp Curry

Here is another Goan recipe which is learnt from my friend. Since we add coconut milk or grated coconut, this will have a mild spiciness only. So it suits for people who could not eat spicy food.

Ingredients I (cleaning)

  • Prawns - 1/2 kg 
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Water

Ingredients II (For marination)

  • Prawns - 1/2 kg
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 2 pinch

Ingredients III (To grind)

  • Prawns - 6 to 8 (with or without marination)
  • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Red chillies(Dry) - 2 to 3
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup

Ingredients IV

  • Oil - 3 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Onion - 1 (big - finely chopped)
  • Tomato - 1 (big - finely chopped)
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - for garnishing


  • Wash and remove the black thread of the prawns.
  • Clean with salt. 
  • Marinate the prawns with the Ingredients II (for marination) for 20 to 30 min.
  • Grind the Ingredients III (To grind) and make a paste and keep aside.
  • In a vessel, add oil and when hot, add the cumin seeds.
  • Add the onions and curry leaves.
  • When onions become soft, add the tomato, coriander powder and salt.
  • Now add in the marinated prawns.
  • No need to add water, as the shrimp/prawn itself leaves out water. 
  • When the shrimps starts curling, add in the grinded paste. 
  • At this stage, if you feel, the curry is thick, can add little water.
  • Allow to cook for 10 min.
  • When the prawns are cooked, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or chappathi or roti. 


  • Instead of grated coconut, coconut milk can be added.
  • Instead of Red chillies, green chillies can be added.

29 lovely comments:


Delicious curry..I love prawns.
Adding prawns in the grinding process is interesting..never seen in any recipe before.


Very tempting n mouthwatering chicken!!
Happy Mother's day dear!


wow...tasty and delicious dish..wonderful pictures..thanks for dropping in my blog


Super dish !! looks so appealing and wonderful !!

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Loved it


Looks soooo good ...nice picture

Priya Suresh

Seriously the picture itself tempts me a lot..droolingggg.


tempting and delicious recipe...
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Menaga Sathia

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Shama Nagarajan

delicious curry


I only made fry so far with shrimp, will try this for gravy...

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

Sounds really interesting, beautiful pics & delicious curry!

Reshmi Mahesh

Delicious preparation....

Suja Manoj

Makes me hungry,yummy shrimp curry.

Purabi Naha

Oh wow, what a stunning picture! The recipe is equally mouth-watering. Shall try this recipe: saving this for the weekend!!

Jayanthy Kumaran

awesome..lipsmacking presentation
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Shabitha Karthikeyan

Lovely and tempting dish. Grinding the prawns is new to me. Very good one Akila !!

CJ - Food Stories

I don't eat a lot of spicy food so this would be great for me :-)


wow delicious curry,luks inviting...


yummy shrimp curry.....superb


Very unique preparation, must try..looks delish...


Never tasted home made goan style foods. I guess time has come to start with this food. Looks so yumm..

Rinku Naveen

That looks so yummy. Loved the masala mix.

Home Cooked Oriya Food

awesome looking prawns... yummy!


Thanks for stopping by. For someone who is "learning to cook" this looks quite amazing. I've tried Goan dishes at restaurants, never made them. This looks mouthwatering.


Thanks for stopping by. For someone who is "learning to cook" this looks quite amazing. I've tried Goan dishes at restaurants, never made them. This looks mouthwatering.


tempting...loved it...thanks for passing by my blog..
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Love the Font in your pictures. Great pictures :)

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