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Goan King Prawn Curry

Goan King Prawn Curry

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Prep Time

30 min



This prawn curry is typical to Goa, south India. It has a caramelised red onion, curry spice and coconut cream base with a salty-sweet depth from our incredible juicy king prawns. Enhanced with fish sauce, lifted with fresh coriander and lime, all served over buttery cinnamon rice, need we Go'an?

Prep Time

30 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
1 lime
1 garlic clove
20g fresh coriander
1 tbsp fish sauce †
FLECKED coconut cream 50g
1 flecked coconut cream sachet (50g)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp home blend curry powder
180g raw king prawns †
150g fragrant basmati rice
You Will Need
Butter, pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 20g coriander
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 50g solid coconut cream
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 171g raw peeled king prawns<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 130g basmati rice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 718 kJ
172 kcal
2096 kJ
501 kcal
of which saturates
6.3 g
5.6 g
18.3 g
16.3 g
of which sugars
21.7 g
2 g
63.2 g
6 g
Fibre 3.2 g 9.3 g
Protein 7.2 g 21.1 g
Salt 0.7 g 2.05 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
1 lime
1 garlic clove
20g coriander
coriander (100%)
1 tbsp fish sauce
anchovy (fish) (65%), water, salt, sugar
50g solid coconut cream
white coconut kernal 100%
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
1 tbsp curry powder
cumin seed, coriander seed, onion powder, turmeric, salt, granulated sugar, chilli powder, garlic powder, paprika, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, fenugreek, cassia, bay leaves, cloves, natural flavouring
171g raw peeled king prawns
king prawn (crustacean) 93%, added water, salt. may contain molluscs
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
  • Allergens highlighted by † (fish, crustacean)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Goan King Prawn Curry

Boil a kettle

Heat a pot with a matching lid with a drizzle of vegetable oil and a large knob of butter over a medium heat

Once hot, add the ground cinnamon and basmati rice with a pinch of salt and stir for 1 min or until the rice is coated in oil and spice 

2 Goan King Prawn Curry

Add 350ml [750ml] cold water to the rice and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Meanwhile, place the coconut cream sachet[s] in a mug and cover with boiled water (this softens the naturally hard cream) and set aside


3 Goan King Prawn Curry

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the onion with a big pinch of salt and sugar and cook for 3-5 min or until softened and glossy

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

4 Goan King Prawn Curry

Once softened, reduce the onion to medium-low, add the garlic and curry powder and cook for a further 5 min or until they're caramelised

Meanwhile, drain the king prawns and pat them dry with kitchen paper

Combine the softened coconut cream and 150ml [250ml] boiled water - this is your coconut stock

5 Goan King Prawn Curry

Add the king prawns to the caramelised onions, increase the heat to medium and cook for 1 min or until the prawns are pink and opaque

6 Goan King Prawn Curry

Add the coconut stock and fish sauce and cook for 3-4 min or until reduced to a curry-like consistency

Meanwhile, finely chop the coriander, including the stalks

7 Goan King Prawn Curry

Halve the lime[s]

Remove the curry from the heat and stir in the juice of half the [whole] lime and half the coriander (save the rest for garnish)


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Add a knob of butter to the cooked cinnamon rice and season generously with salt and pepper

Serve the curry over the rice

Garnish with the remaining coriander and lime (cut into wedges)


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