Recipe: Prawns Xec Xec

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Prawns Xec Xec

Goan, Mains

148 calories/serving
40 mins
Usually served as an appetiser or a side dish, this exotic goan dish is uniquely prepared using prawns, coconut milk, tomatoes, green chilies, and onions.

Recipe by:

Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana


1. Put 10-12 shelled and deveined prawns in a bowl. add salt to taste, 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and mix well.

2. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, mix and set aside to marinate.

3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. add 2-3 dried red chillies, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 3-4 cloves and 4-5 black peppercorns and sauté till fragrant.

4. Add 1/2 cup grated coconut / khopra and sauté on low heat till golden. remove from heat and let it cool.

5. Grind this spice-coconut mixture with some water to a fine paste.

6. Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan. add 1 medium finely chopped onion and sauté till golden.

7. Add 1 medium finely chopped tomato to the second pan, mix and cook on high heat for a minute. add ground paste, mix well and cook for a minute. add some water, mix and cook for a minute.

8. Add marinated prawns, mix and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. add 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, mix and cook for a minute.

9. Serve hot garnished with a coriander sprig.

By Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana