Prawn and Spinach Xec Xec


  • 200g brown onions sliced
  • 500g potatoes cubed and boiled until just done
  • 1 kg whole deveined peeled uncooked prawns
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 bunch English spinach washed drained and julienned
  • 2 green chillies de-seeded and cut into strips
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ jar Goan Cuisine Xec Xec Curry Paste or less
  • 1 tsp salt – or to taste


Boil cubed potatoes until just done, drain and keep aside.

Heat oil in large, heavy-based saucepan and fry the onions until well browned, stirring often.

Add the prawns and fry for 3-4 minutes or until sealed.

Add Xec Xec Curry Paste and green chilli and fry for further 3-4 minutes on low heat, stirring all the time to prevent the spices from sticking.

Stir in the potatoes, spinach and water to just cover and cook for 5 minutes over a low heat.

Add chopped coriander and simmer for another 4 minutes

Taste for salt.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with steamed white basmati rice, chapattis or red lentil pilaf.

Variation: fold through boiled drained red rice through boiled white basmati rice once both are cooled (uncooked: 2 cups white to 1 cup red).