Goan Shrimp Curry

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 !

Goan Shrimp Curry

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)
For Masala
  • 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
For Curry
  • 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
  1. Clean the shrimp , with a little salt water and lemon and keep aside. You can use fresh or frozen shrimp 

  2. In a pan heat the coconut oil .

  3. Add the onions and ginger and sautee well.

  4. Next add the tomatoes and keep frying until they are mashed up completely.

  5. Add the ground paste of the masala and mix well .Let it cook for a while .

  6. Next add  the shrimp and mix well

  7. Add a little water to your desired consistency and bring it to a boil.

  8. Add curry leaves and salt to taste.

  9. Goan shrimp curry is ready to be served.

Recipe Notes

Shrimp can be left tail on to enhance the taste of the recipe but is optional.

Goan Shrimp Curry

Ambot Tik – A Goan Shrimp Curry

Goan Shrimp Curry

Goan Shrimp Curry

Goan Shrimp Curry

Goan Shrimp Curry


You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    June 27, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Love Goan food. And this shrimp curry sounds delish! Thank you for sharing Nisha 😍

    • Reply
      June 27, 2018 at 1:22 am

      Thanks much Smitha, I love Goan food as well 🙂

  • Reply
    June 27, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Are the red chilies hot? I love hot and this looks so good!

    • Reply
      June 27, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks a lot Diane.The Kashmiri red chillies are smaller and round compared to the regular ones. It is popular for it’s vibrant color and spice that it imparts to the dish.It is apparently hotter than paprika but milder than cayenne.

  • Reply
    June 27, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    This is awesome Nisha – looks so yummy! Saving it up – gotta try this at home!❤

    • Reply
      June 27, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you so much dear , I’m sure you will absolutely love it !

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    %d bloggers like this: