The Coveted “Sarita’s Goan Prawn Curry” Recipe

traditional recipes from Goa

Goa Prwan Curry Recipe

Named after a pioneer of Goan cuisine, Casa Sarita translates as “House of Sarita”.  The story of Sarita is almost legendary.  You will still hear her name in hushed whispers along the tiny lanes and quaint homes in picturesque villages, telling tales of Sarita’s Prawn Curry and the coveted ingredient in her prized recipe.


  • 250g prawns, medium sized, peeled and deveined
  • 300g coconut, grated
  • 30g red chillies
  • 20g coriander seeds
  • 10g tamarind
  • 1g cumin seeds
  • 1g turmeric powder
  • 5g green chillies
  • 5g garlic
  • 2g ginger-garlic paste
  • 5ml lime juice
  • 100g onions, peeled and chopped
  • 50ml oil
  • 2g fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste




  • Marinate the prawns with the salt, lime juice, ginger-garlic paste and a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Grind the grated coconut along with the red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, tamarind, turmeric powder and garlic.
  • Using a sieve, extract the milk.
  • In a deep sauté pan, lightly fry the onion until brown, and then add the milk.
  • Cook the extract with the sautéed onion.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and lightly sear the marinated prawns.
  • Add the gravy and cook until the consistency is thick.
  • Add the slit green chillies and check the seasoning, adding salt if necessary.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


Casa Sarita is open daily for dinner from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm. For reservations at Casa Sarita, call +91 832 272 1234

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