Prawn Xeque Xeque

Prawn Xeque Xeque

Prawn Xeque Xeque, if your Goan you know how to pronounce that :), or if you are fond of Goan food. The others can keep trying, Xeque Xeque is an exotic goan dish that goes well with Sannas (Goan Speciality), Dosas (South Indian Speciality) and Fugias (East Indian Speciality).

Prawn Xeque Xeque Main Ingredients:

Fresh big prawns
1 Cup Big Prawns around 20 to 25
1/2 Coconut Thick & Thin Milk with 2 Teaspoons Coriander Seeds Ground
Two Tomatoes
Two Onions
1/4″ Ginger
One or Two Green Chillies

Other Ingredients:

8 Red Kashmiri Chillies
1 Teaspoon Jeera
1 Teaspoon Haldi Powder
5 – 6 Pepper Corns
1 Teaspoon Coriander Seeds
2 Cloves
6 Flakes Garlic and a Tamarind Ball


Clean and devien the prawns, add a pinch of salt and keep them aside.
Cleaned Prawns

Note that the coconut milk has to be ground with two teaspoons ofcorriander seeds.
Prawn Xeque Xeque Masala and Ingredients
Knock off the seeds of 4 out of the eight Kashmiri chillies, roast the dry spices of the masala ingredients on a tava, then proceed to grind the dry spices first. Then grind all the ingredients of the masala together.

Boil two tomatoes and peel off the skin.
Boil and Peel two Tomatoes
Chop the two big onoions into fine pieces and fry them in a little oil with the julians of ginger.
A little oil for the frying
After the onions turn a little brown you can add the chopped pieces of skinned boiled tomato to it.
Fry the onions with ginger
Stir it for a little while and make sure you mash all the pieces of tomato, you do not want big pieces of Tomato.
Bagaar tomatoes with the Onions
Add the masala to the bagaar, sprinkle some water twice for the mixture to be fried well.
Add the Xeque Xeque Masala
Add the prawns, and mix them with the masala, you can now add the green chillies or later.
Add prawns to the mixture
Add the Coconut milk on a slow fire, you can make this dish with only thick coconut milk if you like to make the gravy thick and delicious.
Add Thick Coconut Milk
If you are going to eat it with rice you may like to have some more gravy so depending on that add the thick and thin coconut milk.
Add thing Coconut Milk to the Prawn Xeque Xeque
Let it cook for a while on slow fire.
Add Green Chillies to the Xeque Xeque
You can sprinkle some corriander leaves on top to decorate your Prawn Xeque Xeque, enjoy!
Ready to eat Prawn Xeque Xeque


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9 years ago

If using tamrine paste how many spoon to be used kindly advice

11 years ago

Made it tonight.. made alot of mistakes. it doesnt tell you when to put the tamarind. but Omg!!! It was soooooo GOOD!!! Pls let me know how to pronounce the name.

Arthur Baptista
Arthur Baptista
7 years ago
Reply to  Tharaa

It is pronounced : shek- shek.

4 years ago
Reply to  Tharaa

Shek Shek

12 years ago

looks yummy will make it soon

Shailesh Parashar
Shailesh Parashar
12 years ago

it was really tasty …i liked it .thanks

7 years ago

I don’t see the point of comments like “looks yummy” and “sounds yummy” (Does sounds mean slap the curry around and listen to it) or is it just the folks with an incessant need to say something just to be heard. Try the darn thing and make a useful comment – positive or otherwise. I am sure Clyde would appreciate a comments that might improve on his recipe.

Thanks for sharing this “yummy” recipe Clyde – It did sound nice by the way.

Thara Sivanathan
Thara Sivanathan
5 years ago


Thank you for keeping up with this website. I was so worried that I might not find the recipe. Has been too long.. Cannot wait to make this exceptionally amazing mouth watering recipe again. It has been a couple of years. Finally, got around to getting kashmiri chillis again!

Thank you so much!