Goan prawn masala

Mallika Basu - Goan prawn masala

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goa-prawns-small.jpgThe first recipe back has to start with prawns. I overdosed on prawns in India. We ate them grilled on the tandoor, curried and even cooked in dhal!

My recipe is for prawns cooked the Goan way. Goa needs no introduction for ravers, beach lovers and sun seekers. But for food lovers everywhere Goan grub is the fiesty cousin of an everyday curry.

It is home to the original pork vindaloo and a variety of seafood dishes cooked in high chilli, vinegar and a medley of spices. NOT for the faint hearted!

I have toned my recipe down slightly to meet everyone’s taste buds. From my two previous visits to Goa I know that usually little shrimps are used for this dish rather than the king prawn variety.

250-350gms prawns
2 tsp whole cumin
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 whole dry red chillies
4 cloves
1″ cinnamon
1″ ginger
1 large onion finely sliced
2 tbsp oil
3 tbsp white vinegar

Make a paste of all the ingredients, except the oil, prawns and onion. Heat the oil and when hot, fry the onions.

When the onions are brown, add the masala paste and fry on a high heat until the oil leaves the masala.

The pungent smell, as always, will go when the masala is cooked. Now add the prawns. Stir until the prawns are cooked. Add salt to taste.

8 responses to “Goan prawn masala”

  1. Asha says:

    Welcome back Mallika! Glad you are blogging again:) Love the color and look of this dish. Sounds delicious.
    Is this Vindallo? If not,could you post a Vindaloo recipe one day? I have heard somuch about it but never tatsed it.They always say it’s the hottest curry but I would like try the authentic one!

  2. Amrita says:

    Oh, this is one of my favorites! I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made these for my friends….
    Yours look delish!

  3. Kanchan says:

    I really like prawn and this is a new recipe for me. Will definitely try it out. There’s another favourite of mine – Prawn with Posto (poppy seeds): http://www.bestofkanchan.com/indian-recipes/posto-chingri-shrimp-or-prawn-with-poppy-seeds/

    Also I have a small collection of Shrimp/Prawn recipes on my blog: http://www.bestofkanchan.com/tag/shrimp

  4. Mmm sounds awesome. Maybe my friends and I can make it this week.

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  6. Zia Ul Islam Zuberi says:

    I try recipes over the weekend and that amuses my wife but sometime they turn out well.I am sure this one will

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