16th May 2021

Goan Steamed Prawns

Goan Steamed Prawns

When we get our hands on some fresh prawns – those with the long antennae – and we want to enjoy their flavour without cooking them too much, what do we do? We steam them. We keep their jacket (shells) on and only devein them using a toothpick. We then steam them with a very few ingredients for a few minutes. Voilà – I have a plate full of these yummy little crustaceans which I’m now going to savour with my Cashew Feni and laze like a bum – because days like today very seldom do come. I hope you’re not jay – cause, I know just the way – to enjoy my holiday 🙂 Presenting the Goan Steamed Prawns.

Serves: 2 to 4 Persons

Prep. Time: 5 Mins.

Steaming Time: 6 to 8 Mins.


  • Fresh Prawns – 12 medium
  • Dry Red Chillies (broken) – 2 to 3
  • Garlic (unpeeled, crushed lightly) – 4 cloves
  • Kokum – 3 petals
  • Jeera – a pinch
  • Salt – 2 pinches

Step 1:     Wash the prawns. Do not shell them. But do devein them using a toothpick.

Step 2:     Place the prawns in a vessel and sprinkle the salt over them. Add the crushed garlic, jeera, red chillies and kokum. Also add 3 to 4 tbsp. of water.

Step 3:     Cover the vessel and place on low heat. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes till the prawns turn orange. Turn off the heat and serve warm as an appetizer or a side.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


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

error: Sorry. You are not allowed to do that.