Goan Shrimp curry is a very delicious curry from Goa. For those who have not heard about Goa, it is a popular travel destination and located in the coastal region in the western part of India known for it’s Portugal influence , beaches ,seafood , night life , places of worship and architecture. When I visited Goa , one of the things, that I thoroughly enjoyed was the delicious seafood and the typical Goan fish curry with it’s unique blend of flavors.The combination of the hot spices , sour tamarind and coconut milk make this curry spicy and sour .You could even say it almost tastes like the sea .This dish is called ‘Ambot tik’ in the regional language.Apparently ‘Ambot’ means sour and ‘Tik’ means spicy .It is best served with white rice and is truly a very satisfying and comforting meal which any seafood lover will love.The shrimp can be replaced with any other fish as well.Do try it and let me know how you like it !
A very delicious spicy and sour Shrimp curry made with unique blend of spices and coconut milk .
- 15 - 20 de-veined Shrimp (leave tail on if desired)
- 10 dried Kashmiri red chillies
- 5- 6 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp whole black peppercorn
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp tamarind paste
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 tomato medium sizes chopped
- 1 tbsp ginger finely cut
- 8 - 10 curry leaves
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp salt to taste
Clean the shrimp , with a little salt water and lemon and keep aside. You can use fresh or frozen shrimp
In a pan heat the coconut oil .
Add the onions and ginger and sautee well.
Next add the tomatoes and keep frying until they are mashed up completely.
Add the ground paste of the masala and mix well .Let it cook for a while .
Next add the shrimp and mix well
Add a little water to your desired consistency and bring it to a boil.
Add curry leaves and salt to taste.
Goan shrimp curry is ready to be served.
Shrimp can be left tail on to enhance the taste of the recipe but is optional.