Easy Goan Prawn Curry | Prawn Ambot Tik | Goan Shrimp Curry

Hi friends, today we are going to make a delicious Goan Prawn curry. This creamy, spicy and tangy dish is going to blow your mind. So let’s start. First we will make the tamarind water. Soak a walnut sized tamarind in 1/2 cup hot water for around 10 minutes. Stain and remove the seeds and keep it aside. Now, dry roast the spices. I am roasting each spice one after the other. Keep the flame to medium low to avoid spices from burning. In a clean dry pan, add 1 Tsp turmeric powder and roast it for around 30 seconds. Then add 2 Tsp coriander powder roast it Here I am using ground spices. You can also use whole ones instead. 1 Tsp cumin powder and 1 1/2 Tsp pepper powder. Now, add 3 Tsp kashmiri chilli powder and roast it until it becomes a deep red colour. Its better to add the chilli powder at the end as it needs the least amount of time to roast. Now, let it cool. Into a grinding jar, add the roasted dry masala, 8 sliced garlic cloves 1/2 cup grated coconut, 1/4 cup thin coconut milk and grind it to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan on medium flame. Add a medium sized onion chopped. I have used pearl onions here. Curry leaves and 1 inch ginger chopped and sauté until golden brown. Next, add a medium tomato diced and cook till it is mushy. Its time to add the coconut masala paste. Cook till it boils. Add the tamarind water and mix well. You can add more hot water if the masala is too thick. Add salt to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the prawns and 3/4 cup thin coconut milk and cook till done. The cooking time of the prawns depends upon its size. For the prawns that I have used, it might take around 7-8 minutes. You don’t want to overcook the prawns. Finally, add 1/2 cup thick coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Do not boil for long after adding thick coconut milk. The curry is ready. It is best served along with rice. Until next time, Happy Cooking!!

Yvette Parker


  1. Looks amazing! What can we use if we dont have the tamarind ball?

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