Thursday, March 31, 2011

Goan Prawn curry with raw mangoes

goan prawn curry with raw mango

This is an authentic prawn recipe from Goa cooked in a spicy coconut sauce with raw mangoes. 

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 20 - 25 minutes
Serves : 4 to 5

Ingredients :

  • 20 medium sized prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 cups of grated coconut
  • 8 -10 whole black pepper
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 whole red chilies
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • a marble sized tamarind
  • 1 medium sized raw mango, cut into small pieces
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required
  • Water, as required

Preparation :

  • Shell prawns. Remove the head and intestines and wash well. Apply salt and set aside. Do not throw away the prawn heads , they add in more flavors to a dish.
  • Soak the tamarind in water for about 10 minutes and take out the pulp.
  • Grind together red chillies, coriander, cumin, turmeric, black pepper and coconut with the tamarind pulp to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a non stick skillet, add onions and fry ; once the onions turn translucent, add the spice paste and cook for another 2 minutes. Then add the raw mango slices , add water and salt as required and bring to a boil on medium heat . Cook for 5 minutes , then add the prawns and the prawn heads and cook till they are fully cooked.
  • Serve hot with rice .

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  1. Thanks for the lovely entry sonali

  2. im soo drooling here seriously..sluuurrrrpp..
    thanks for dropping by my space and for that lovely comment

  3. These flavors all seem to work well together. Lovely color, the color of mangoes.

  4. Lovely recipe.. will try this one soon..
    Bhalo Khabo

  5. Love the addition of mangoes in it... it would give a beautiful tangy sweet taste... yummy...
    Breakfast Club - Pancakes


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