Lunch Special: Spicy Prawn Goan Curry

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Lunch Special: Spicy Prawn Goan Curry

Goan Prawn Curry is a sour and spicy curry that comes from Goa and is also called Ambot Tik. Serve this with steamed rice and you have a truly satisfying meal!


  • 100 g prawns (Season with salt and turmeric powder and pan fry. Keep it aside)
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 50 g fresh coconut scraped
  • 1 cup stock
  • A handful of coriander leaves
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp chicken seasoning
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • A pinch of tamarind powder
  • 1 tbsp tamarind juice

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For the Paste:

  • 2-3 tsp coriander seeds, roasted
  • 1-2 tsp cumin seeds, roasted
  • Kashmiri chillies (whole 6-7 deseeded and soaked)
  • Onion- 1/2
  • Cinnamon, 1 inch piece
  • 4-5 black peppercorns
  • 1 clove

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  • Grind all the ingredients for a paste into a smooth texture by adding water as required.
  • Heat oil in a deep vessel and fry the onions to a golden colour.
  • Fry the paste till the raw aroma disappears and add the tomato puree.
  • Next, add the coconut milk and add the stock.
  • Season with salt and seasoning. Let it simmer without covering.
  • Lastly add tamarind juice.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and green chillies.
  • Add the prawns to the curry and serve with rice.

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