Prawns cooked in a spicy and tangy coconut based gravy. Goan Prawn curry is quite popular in the Western part of India. It goes very well with steamed white rice.

Goan Prawn Curry

Goan Prawn curry made with roasted spices, fresh coconut and coconut milk is easy to make. This Prawn curry with Coconut is spicy, tangy with a hint of sweetness to it.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 285 kcal


  • 500 Grams Prawns
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped
  • 1 Small Tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk

For Ground Paste

  • 1.5 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 7-8 Garlic
  • 4 - 5 Kashmiri red chilies
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Tamarind Pulp
  • 1 cup Fresh Coconut grated
  • 1 cup Water


  1. Clean and devein prawns.

  2. In a pan dry roast coriander seeds, Cumin, Black pepper seed till aromatic.

  3. In a blender add grated coconut, roasted Coriander, cumin, Black pepper, red chilies, garlic, Tamarind pulp.Add enough water and make a very smooth paste.

  4. In a pan add oil. Add chopped onions. Saute till the onions are translucent and soft.

  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are soft and mushy.

  6. Add turmeric and salt to taste.

  7. Add ground coconut paste and saute till the raw smell is gone.
  8. Add coconut milk. Bring the gravy to a boil.

  9. Once the gravy comes to a rolling boil,add sliced green chilies.

  10. Add prawns. Let it cook for about 4-5 minutes. Switch off the gas.

Recipe Notes

  1. Traditionally Kokum is used for giving the sourness. But because Kokum is not available easily everywhere, I have used Tamarind. If you have kokum, use it instead for authentic flavor. 

2. The cooking time of prawn depends on its size,so judge it accordingly. Cooking prawns for too long results in rubbery prawns.

Nutrition Facts
Goan Prawn Curry
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 315mg105%
Sodium 1062mg46%
Potassium 417mg12%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.