Goan prawn curry


First published in 2015
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Goan prawn curry

Spice paste

To serve

Begin by preparing the spice paste. Grind the ginger, garlic, red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and grated coconut together in a food processor or wet grinder, adding a little water as necessary until a smooth, thick paste is formed
Rub the prawns with the turmeric powder and set aside until ready to use
Meanwhile, heat oil in a thick-bottomed saucepan over a medium heat, then add the shallots and sweat until soft. Add the spice paste to the pan, mix well to combine and cooking for 20-25 minutes until the oil begins to separate
Add the kokum, raw mango and water and bring to the boil, then stir through the prawns and cook for a further 2 minutes until the prawns begin to colour. Add the coconut milk to the pan and stir well to incorporate, then cook the curry for another minute or so and remove from the heat
  • 2 kokums, or goraka (if unavailable, replace with 1 tsp of tamarind concentrate)
  • 200ml of water
  • 1 mango, small, peeled and diced
  • 50ml of coconut milk, (optional)
Check the seasoning and divide between bowls. Garnish with the micro cress and serve immediately with steamed rice or bread
First published in 2015
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