This is a Goan speciality. One of my favorites. Goan Prawn Curry recipe is a classic curry made with prawns (shrimps) and coconut gravy. Hing or Asafoetida gives it a special flavor. In Goa, we call it sungtanche human which means, curry made out of prawns.
- Fresh cleaned prawns 1 cup
- 1 cup freshly grated coconut
- 1 onion
- small ball of tamarind
- 2-3 black pepper
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 2-3 slit green chillies
- 1 tsp turmeric powder or haldi powder
- 4-5 dry red chillies
- Pinch of Hing or Asafoetida
- salt to taste
Remove the skin of prawns, clean them and keep aside. chop the onion . In a wok, take prawns and chopped onions, slit green chilies, Add hing or Asafetida , little water and boil. Cook till the prawns are done.
In the mean time, grind coconut, tamarind, pepper, coriander seeds, turmeric and chilies into very fine paste.
Once the prawns are cooked, add this paste in the prawns . Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Switch off the stove and its ready to be served.
This curry tastes awesome with parboiled rice or ukde tandool what we call it in Goa.