Prawns and Cauliflower Caldine (Caldinha)

Caldine curry is a popular Goan non-spicy yellow curry made with fleshy fish. You can also add some vegetable along with the fish. This recipe combines prawns along with cauliflower. Caldine curry is served with rice. This curry is kid friendly.
  • Passive
    15 minutes
  • Prep
    30 minutes
  • Cook
    20 minutes
  • Servings
    6 People


For Caldine curry:-
  • 1/2 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
Other Ingredients:-
  • 4 Garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 20 large Prawns/Shrimps
  • 1 cup Cauliflower florets
  • 3 Green chillies (Slit)
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  • 1 Apply 1 tsp salt to prawn sand keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • 2 Grind coconut along with 1 cup warm water, coriander seeds, turmeric and cumin seeds. Extract the coconut milk. This forms the thick Coconut milk. Grind again with ½ cup warm water and extract milk, this forms the thin coconut milk. Keep them separately aside.
  • 3 In a vessel, add oil, add garlic and sauté for 2 mins. Add onion and fry till soft and translucent.
  • 4 Add tomatoes and fry for 3-4 mins. Add the thin coconut milk and bring it to a boil.Add the cauliflower florets and the prawns. Cook till done.
  • 5 Add the chilies and salt.
  • 6 Add the thick coconut and just bring it to a boil and put off the gas.
  • 7 Then add the vinegar. Enjoy with rice!!!

Recipe Notes

  1. Use only fish for Fish Caldine.
  2. Once you add the thick coconut milk, put off the gas immediately,once it just comes to a boil.(As the curry tends to curdle.

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