Goan Prawn Caldinho

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Ingredients

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400gms raw king prawns deveined with tails on
1tsp turmeric powder
1tbsp Goan vinegar or white wine vinegar
Pinch of salt
1tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 medium tomato finely chopped
6 cloves garlic pounded to a paste.
1inch piece of ginger pounded to a paste
1 can coconut milk
1cup water
1tbsp tamarind paste soak some tamarind in water and extract paste.
4 slit green chillies (deseeded if you prefer it mild)
Pinch of sugar
1tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish
For the powdered spices
1tsp cumin seeds
10 peppercorns
1tbsp coriander seeds

Directions

1.

In a bowl add the prawns and sprinkle over turmeric powder, vinegar, and salt. Mix and set aside for 15-20 mins while you get the curry ready.
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2.

Roast and grind the cumin seeds, peppercorns, and coriander seeds to powder. Set aside.
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3.

Heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan and add the onions and fry for 5-7 mins on a medium until they start to change colour to a light brown. Add the chopped tomato and fry for 3-4 mins.
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4.

Add the garlic and ginger paste and fry for a further minute.
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5.

Now add the powdered spices and mix it all together. Fry for 2 minutes
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6.

Add the marinated prawns. Mix well.
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Notes

*As with all recipes, there is a number of ways you can get things done. If you believe that some of the instructions can be improved, or have a good alternative solution, feel free to leave a comment.

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