Prawn Balchao (Goan Pickle-Style Hot Prawns)

Recipe by Tea Girl
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the prawns in a large bowl and sprinkle salt on them. Keep aside.
  • Roast the chillies, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, peppercorns, turmeric, cloves and cinnamon till they begin to release their aroma.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Grind the ginger, garlic and roasted spices into a smooth paste using the vinegar.
  • Heat the oil on a medium flame in a wok-style pan to medium-high heat.
  • Add the prawns and stir fry till opaque. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, fry the onions till light brown. Add the tomato and curry leaves and fry until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Now add the spice-vinegar paste, sugar and salt to taste and fry till the oil begins to separate.
  • Add the prawns to this sauce, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with plain boiled rice and/or naan.
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