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Prawn Balchao - Goan

An extremely delicious prawn recipe, prawn balchaon is a Goan dish packed with aromatic flavours. Prawns cooked in a red masaledaar paste, onions and some Goan feni makes this dish an absolute favourite as a main dish for any dinner party.


Most of the Goan recipes will have the same masala ingredients, the colour differs for each recipe, but the mother sauce of Goan recipe includes, byadagi chili, giner-garlic, pepper, cumin, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves, toddy vinegar, turmeric powder and salt. In the case of vindaloo recipe, which have dark red colour. And not to forget to add grated coconuts in fish gravy.


LETS GET COOKING:

Prawn Balchao

Course : Appetizer


Cuisine : Indian




Prep time : 10 minutes




Process time : 10 minutes




Total time : 20 minutes


Ingredients:

  • Prawns - 1/2 cup

  • Byadagi chili - 5

  • Ginger - 1/2 inch

  • Garlic - 5

  • Pepper - 1 tsp

  • cumin - 1 tsp

  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp

  • Cinnamon -1/2 inch

  • Cloves - 3

  • Toddy vinegar - 2 tsp

  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

  • Salt - 1 tsp

  • Oil - 2 tsp

Instructions:

  1. Wash and devein the prawns

  2. In a mixer, add byadagi chili,ginger-garlic, pepper, cumin, coriander seeds, cinnamon and cloves

  3. Add turmeric powder and salt

  4. Pour the toddy vinegar and grind to smooth paste, NEVER USE WATER, use vinegar if needed

  5. In a pan, add oil, fry prawns with salt and turmeric powder, fry until water evaporates from it

  6. Then add the goan masala into it and give a mix

  7. Cook until the moisture evaporates from the masala

  8. Cool down and store in air tight container

  9. It will last for 1 week at room temperature or refrigerator for 1 month.

Pictorial :

ready to cook
ready to cook

byadagi chili
byadagi chili

spices
spices

ginger-garlic
ginger-garlic

salt
salt

turmeric powder
turmeric powder

toddy vinegar
toddy vinegar

smooth paste
smooth paste

oil
oil

prawns
prawns

turmeric powder
turmeric powder

fry
fry

roast
roast

masala paste
masala paste

saute
saute

fried prawns
fried prawns

into masala paste
into masala paste

mix
mix

serve
serve

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