Prawn Caldine (4)

A recipe for prawns from Goa.

Prawn Caldine (4)
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    Prawn Caldine (4)
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      Ingredients
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      Instructions
      1. Peel the prawns, leaving the last tail segment in place. Mix the prawns with the vinegar and 1/2 tsp of the salt and leave for 5 minutes or so.
      2. Meanwhile put the turmeric, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and white poppy seeds into a spice grinder and ground to a fine powder.
      3. Heat the oil in a medium sized pan. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and fry gently for 5 minutes. Stir in the ground spices and fry for 2 minutes. Add the ground almonds if you aren't using poppy seeds, followed by the coconut milk, tamarind water, water , three quarters of the sliced chillies and 1/2 tsp salt.
      4. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add the prawns and simmer for 3-4 minutes only so they don't overcook. Stir in the rest of the sliced chillies and the coriander.
      5. Serve immediately with some steamed basmati rice.
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