Goan prawn curry

4
60 minutes

Ingredients

Goan prawn curry

  • 250g of prawns, raw peeled
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 1 mango, small, peeled and diced
  • 2 kokums, or goraka (if unavailable, replace with 1 tsp of tamarind concentrate)
  • 200ml of water
  • 50ml of coconut milk, (optional)
  • salt

Spice paste

  • ginger, 1 inch
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 8 dried red chillies, preferably bright red or Kashmiri
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 250g of coconut, grated (fresh or frozen)
  • water, as required

To serve

  • micro cress, preferably red vein sorrel

Method

1
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
  • ginger, 1 inch
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 8 dried red chillies, preferably bright red or Kashmiri
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 250g of coconut, grated (fresh or frozen)
  • 50ml of water, use as required
2
Rub the prawns with the turmeric powder and set aside until ready to use
  • 250g of prawns, raw peeled
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3
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
  • 3 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 shallots, sliced
4
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)
5
Check the seasoning and divide between bowls. Garnish with the micro cress and serve immediately with steamed rice or bread
  • salt
  • micro cress, preferably red vein sorrel