This is a popular Goan dish among Goans in Mumbai. It’s mildly spicy and uses coconut milk and bottle masala as its chief flavours.
Bottle masala is a local masala in Mumbai used by East Indians and kolis in many dishes; any Goan speciality store should have it.
Serve the Lonvas with bread and steamed rice.
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Delicious coconut based prawn curry.
Marinate the prawns in a little salt for ten minutes.
Sauté the onion in hot oil until they become translucent.
Add the curry leaves and sauté for 30 seconds.
Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 30 more seconds.
Stir in the bottle masala and sauté for two minutes.
Sprinkle a little water into the pan and add the drumsticks and salt.
Cover and cook for 8 minutes.
Lower the heat and stir in the coconut milk.
Stir in the tamarind pulp and allow the Lonvas to cook until it bubbles.
Take the prawns of the stove and enjoy.