Chef Arnald D'Souza and Pradeep Singh, general manager and part owner of Mantra locations in Paramus and Jersey City, come the Good Day Café to make a much-loved Indian dish called Goan Shrimp Curry.
275 East Route 4 (Westbound)
Paramus, NJ 07652
253 Washington Street
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Goan Shrimp Curry
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cloves
10 cardamom pods
1 tablespoon Kokam (a fruit and tastes like tamarind)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 medium-sized onion, finely sliced
2 teaspoons curry powder (is a blend of lots of spices)
1 teaspoon of roasted coconut
1/2 cup tomato puree
1 cup coconut milk
2 cups water
Salt to taste
1 1/2 pounds medium-sized peeled shrimp
1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mustard seeds, cloves, cardamom. Cook, stirring constantly, until it is toasted and fragrant-about 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger, and fry for another minute. Add sliced onions and cook, stirring until it is lightly browned-about 5 minutes.
2. Add curry powder. Cook until the mixture becomes very fragrant-about 2 minutes. Add tomato puree, kokam and coconut milk. Cook until the oil separates from the sauce.
3. Add the water and salt and bring it to boil. Lower the heat and simmer-uncovered-stirring occasionally until it achieves sauce like consistency.
4. Bring it to simmer and add the shrimp. Mix well, cover, and cook until the shrimp are just cooked through-about 5 minutes.
5. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish it with coconut flakes.