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.
Clean the prawns and add it along with other ingredients for marination in a bowl and mix well.
Keep aside for 15 minutes.
Add all the ingredients for making the ground masala in a blender and blend to make a smooth paste.
Add little water if required while making the paste.
Heat oil in a pan.
Once the oil is hot, add the marinated prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Remove the prawns on a plate and keep aside.
In the remaining oil, add curry leaves and green chilli and fry for a few seconds.
Add onion and fry until they turn translucent.
Add tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now add the ground masala paste, 1/2 cup water and tamarind paste and cook for 5-6 minutes.
Add coconut milk, 2 cups water and cooked prawns and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add salt to taste and mix well.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with rice.
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.