goan prawn curry recipe

Goan Prawn Curry Recipe

This is an easy Goan Prawn recipe that is really tasty and brings out the delicate taste of prawns well. Goes well with boiled rice.

Course Main Course | Curry
Cuisine Goan
Keyword Goan prawn curry recipe, Prawn Curry Recipe
recipe Prawn Curry Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 399 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 500 g. prawns deveined and shelled
  • 400 ml. coconut milk
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 4 green chillies slit
  • 1 tbsp. kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp. kokum juice
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. tamarind paste


  1. Clean, devein and shell the prawns. I normally keep the tails intact. Now apply some salt and turmeric powder and keep aside for 10 minutes.

  2. To make the curry, heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions. Fry till translucent.

  3. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, black pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste, tamarind paste and salt to coconut milk.

  4. Add spicy coconut milk to the fried onions. Cook for about 5 minutes.

  5. Now add the prawns along with kokum juice and salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame.

  6. Taste and adjust seasoning. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve tangy and spicy Goan Prawn curry hot with split green chillies. 

Recipe Notes

  1. To make kokum juice, immerse 3-4 kokum pieces in warm water for about 10-15 minutes. If you can't find kokum use tamarind paste or vinegar in its place.
  2. Don't overcook the prawns or they become rubbery.
  3. You can add 1/2 cup of coconut paste to the onions to make a thicker gravy.
  4. Adjust the heat and spice as per your taste. This recipe is spicy.
Nutrition Facts
Goan Prawn Curry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 315mg105%
Sodium 1143mg50%
Potassium 533mg15%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1625IU33%
Vitamin C 21.4mg26%
Calcium 240mg24%
Iron 8.1mg45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.