Goan Prawn Curry is a perfect tropical side to savour on a sunny day. Also known as Ambot Tik, Recipe for Goan Prawn Curry is very simple and authentic. You can serve this best Goan style prawn curry with rice for a nourishing brunch or dinner as well.

Goan Prawn Curry

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 481 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Goan Prawn Curry is a perfect tropical side to savour on a sunny day. Also known as Ambot Tik, Recipe for Goan Prawn Curry is very simple and authentic. You can serve this best Goan style prawn curry with rice for a nourishing brunch or dinner as well. 

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Ingredients

For Marinating the Prawns

  • 500 g Prawns Cleaned
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

For the Ground Masala Paste

  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 cup Fresh Coconut Grated
  • 8-10 Kashmiri Dry Red Chillies
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Whole peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon

For the Curry

  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves Optional. Not used in authentic version.
  • 2-3 Green Chillies Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Chopped
  • 2 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

For marinating the prawns

  1. Clean the prawns and add it along with other ingredients for marination in a bowl and mix well.

  2. Keep aside for 15 minutes.

For the ground masala paste

  1. Add all the ingredients for making the ground masala in a blender and blend to make a smooth paste.

  2. Add little water if required while making the paste.

For the curry

  1. Heat oil in a pan.

  2. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Remove the prawns on a plate and keep aside.

  4. In the remaining oil, add curry leaves and green chilli and fry for a few seconds.

  5. Add onion and fry until they turn translucent.

  6. Add tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  7. Now add the ground masala paste, 1/2 cup water and tamarind paste and cook for 5-6 minutes.

  8. Add coconut milk, 2 cups water and cooked prawns and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  9. Add salt to taste and mix well.

  10. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with rice.

Recipe Notes

Use the freshest prawns to make this curry.

Nicely clean and devein the prawns before using them in the curry.

You can make coconut milk at home by grinding coconut with water in a blender and then passing it through a mesh strainer. I have used canned coconut milk though.

Do not overcook the prawns otherwise they will become rubbery. The ideal time for cooking the prawns is 6-8 minutes.

If using kokum instead of tamarind, use 2-3 pieces in place of the below mentioned quantity of tamarind.

Nutrition Facts
Goan Prawn Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 315mg105%
Sodium 1363mg59%
Potassium 745mg21%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1210IU24%
Vitamin C 243.5mg295%
Calcium 278mg28%
Iron 7.5mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.