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GOAN SHRIMP CURRY

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Goan Shrimp curry

Goan Shrimp curry

Goan Shrimp curry, one of the wonderful mind blowing delicacies influenced from the Portugal cuisine. Goa, India’s west coast line, best known for its beaches fringed with rustling palms and the Goan cuisine is the highlight of this popular region. Seafood, coconut milk, rice and chillies are main ingredients of Goan delicacies which are often spicy with intense flavors.

Goan prawn curry is a popular dish you will find served up in most of the home stays and restaurants. Guests often ask for the recipe so they can enjoy the tastes of their holiday when they return home. As this dish is influenced by the Protugal cuisine is rich in the tradition of food and is famed for its many unique foods. Prawn or the fish curry with plain rice is the staple diet for most of the Goans which is generally eaten during lunch.

Goa is a mix of east and west, which is not only represented in their culture but also in their cooking style. The traditional way of cooking is still very alive today as even today the locals can be seen cooking in clay pots on firewood, this food preparation is preferred as it adds an additional smoky flavor to the any goan dish. The degree of heat varies amongst goan recipes from mild to positively explosive.

Goans have a miscellaneous platter ranging from prawns to sausages, chicken to beef, and numerous vegetarian dishes. Goa’s broad sweep of unique cooking approach is the consequence of historical events such as the invasion of the Portuguese. Goan cuisine is influenced by the religions of Christianity and Hinduism. Over time the cooking methods have been blended together and allowed to simmer producing an authentic selection of delicacies. The cuisine of Goa is influenced by its Hindu origins, four hundred years of Portuguese colonialism, and modern techniques. Goan are very particular about enjoying their cuisine, for them the food should not just taste good, rather, it should also smell good and look good. In other words, the food has to satisfy more than just satisfying the taste buds.

Seafood of all types is of course, plentiful and fresh in Goa. In fact, you will find sea food in one form or the other. Some of the popular sea foods which you can taste here are Prawns, Apart from its fine aroma, the variable influences from different continents on its cuisine, make Goa a food-lovers delight in every season. So April is the time to make prawns while the sun shines. Goans are such a cheerful lot that they are blessed with freshwater prawns and fish throughout the year. The prawns are cleaned, kept in a container next to the cooker and a handful was added to whatever dish was being prepared.

To prepare the Goan Shrimp curry, firstly heat oil in a heavy pan. Add whole garam masala, add chopped onions ,salt and cook till they are golden brown add turmeric, ginger garlic paste and the ground mixture ground mixture-red chilli and cumin soaked in vinegar and warm water(little) chopped tomatoes, grated coconut, mustard and few shrimps. Blend to make a fine paste add coriander powder, pepper powder and cook till oil oozes out add water to the consistency of the gravy you need and add shrimp and cook for 7-10 min add pinch of sugar add green chillies and check seasoning finish off with coriander leaves enjoy with a bowl of rice.

Indian food delivers such huge flavor. If you haven’t made this, then I shall suggest you give your palate a thrill! It’s soul food, one that fills you up warm in the belly and in your heart. Try it! Do watch and enjoy the making of the Goan Shrimp curry at: http://www.vahrehvah.com/Goan+Shrimp+curry:3141

Goan Shrimp curry

Goan Shrimp curry


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Author : Admin Published On : Oct 30, 2007
Preparation Time: 25min Recipe Type :

NonVeg-Main

Cooking Time :
25 min
Standing Time : 5-8 mins
Yield4 (4 servings) Ingredient : Shrimp

Description : shrimp cooked in goan style in tangy spicy sauce

Recipe of Goan Shrimp curry
Ingredient Name Unit Quantity
Chopped Tomatoes


number


2


coriander leaves


bunch


1


Coriander powder


tbsp


1


garamasala powder


tsp


1/2


ginger garlic paste


tbsp


1


grated coconuts


cup


1


green chilli


number


3


mustard seeds



pinch


oil


tbsp


1


onion



1


pepper powder



as per taste


red chilli and cumin seeds soked


number


2


salt



as per taste


shrimp


grams


500


sugar



pinch


turmeric powder



pinch


whole garamasala dry


number


2



Directions | How to make Goan Shrimp Curry
heat oil in a heavy pan add garam masala whole ,add chopped onions ,salt and cook till they are golden brown add turmeric, ginger garlic paste and the ground mixture ground mixture-red chilli and cumin soaked in vinegar and warm water(little) chopped tomatoes,grated coconut,mustard shrimp and make fine paste add coriander pdr , pepper pdr and cook till oil ozzes out add water to the consistency of the gravy you need and add shrimp and cook for 7-10 min add pinch of sugar add gr chillies and check seasoning finish off with coriander leaves enjoy with a bowl of rice

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