Goan Stir Fry Prawns

We had recently been to Goa on a vacation & we enjoyed the sea food along with the sand, surf & the beautiful sunsets. Today, I bought some fresh Prawns & made this wonderful stir fry. My home was filled with the aroma of the delicious spices which are associated with my hometown Goa. With great pride & joy in my heart I am sharing this recipe which has my very own touch especially the masala paste. Enjoy! 🙂
Ingredients :
  • ½ kg fresh Prawns (shelled, deveined & washed)
  • 3 med. size Onions (roughly chopped)
  • 1 Capsicum (diced or sliced)
  • 3 tbsps. Goan Rechado Masala
  • 3 tbsps. Cooking Oil
  • Salt to taste
Ingredients for the Goan Recheado Masala Paste :
  • 10 Kashmiri Chillies (discard stalks & seeds)
  • 4 Peppercorns
  • 6 Cloves
  • ½ inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Tamarind Paste
  • ½ tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • ½ inch fresh Ginger
  • 10 cloves Garlic
  • ¼ cup Sugarcane Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
To prepare Goan Recheado Masala Paste:
Break the chillies into small pieces. Soak in vinegar chillies, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick, sugar, tamarind paste, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic & salt for 20 mins.
Grind in a blender/grinder to a fine, thick paste without using any water. Store in a clean sterilized bottle. Use as required.
To prepare the Goan Stir Fry Prawns:
Marinate fresh prawns with 1 tbsp. masala paste for 10 mins.
Heat cooking oil in a wok on med.heat.
Add marinated prawns, 2 tbsps.masala paste & stir fry on high heat for 3 mins.
Keep aside in a bowl.
To the same wok add onions & capsicum & stir fry for another 2 mins on high heat.
To this add the prawns from the bowl & again stir fry & toss for another 3 mins.
Serve hot with fresh bread,  hot chapati or steamed rice.

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  1. Hey Hilda, Lovely blog, stumbled on it while looking for something else, was impressed by the authentic recipes, will look forward to trying out your recipes. Will also remember to critique ;-D praise!!!

  2. Wow, what a relief…. just came across your website as i have been looking for some Goan dishes here in Spain and now I know I can't go wrong….must say very happy to read your recipes as they come across so easy unlike some other Folks…
    Muchas Gracias Hilda:-)

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