prawn vindaloo

Prawn vindaloo recipe, Spicy Goan prawn curry

Prawn Vindaloo is a spicy gravy/curry dish popular in goa which is prepared using a freshly ground masala paste containing dried red chilli, garlic, ginger, peppercorn, vinegar and whole spices gives this dish a unique flavor and creates magic in this dish. Along with the paste the addition of potato along with shrimp gives this dish a very new flavor with lip smacking taste. Vindaloo is usually done with meat but i wanted to give it a new try with sea food so i chose to make it with shrimp and it turned just yummy like the one with chicken that i regularly make at home. Shrimp vindaloo goes well with white rice, roti, chapati or even paratha. For the below recipe i used byadgi chilli for extra spiciness and color a, but you can use regular dried red chilli also. Again for this recipe i used small prawn which can be replaced with big ones too. So lets get to the making!
prawn vindaloo

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  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Prawn –1 ½ cup (cleaned and deveined)
  • Potato – 1 (big)
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder- ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Chopped cilantro – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

prawn vindaloo

Ingredients For grinding

  • Dried red chilli – 8
  • Clove – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – ¼ tsp
  • Peppercorn – ¼ tsp
  • Onion – ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Garlic – 2
  • Ginger – 1 chunk
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp


* 1 cup = 160 ml

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prawn vindaloo

How to make prawn vindaloo with step by step images

prawn vindaloo

  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add dried red chilli, cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, peppercorn, ginger chunk and garlic. Saute well until aromatic and put off the flame. Allow it cool down.
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  2. Now in a blender add the cooled mixture, vinegar and also chopped onions. Grind it into a smooth paste without adding any water. Keep the ground paste aside.
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  3. Now chop onions and tomato finely. Wash, peel and chop potatoes into big chunks.
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  4. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions, saute well until onions slightly brown.
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  5. Now add chopped tomato, salt, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Saute well and allow the tomatoes to get cooked.
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  6. When the tomatoes look cooked add chopped potato chunks. Mix well.
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  7. After 2 minutes of adding potatoes add the ground masala paste and mix well. Cook the potatoes half done.
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  8. when potatoes look half done add prawns and mix well. Add little water to get a gravy consistency. ( I used around half cup) cook the mixture in medium flame with lid on.
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  9. When everything looks cooked and has thick gravy consistency garnish it with chopped cilantro and put off the flame. Serve it hot with rice, chapati or roti.
    prawn vindaloo


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