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Prawns Balchao Goan Style Recipe: “Prawns balchao” is a pickled Goan delicacy. T…

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Prawns Balchao Goan Style Recipe: “Prawns balchao” is a pickled Goan delicacy. The dish is very popular along coastal western India and is as simple to make as it tastes great.

This pickle could be served to spruce up any spread or with hot plain boiled rice as a meal in itself. Prawns balchao has all the goodness of prawns as it does the nourishment derived from the accompaniments.

1 pound medium-sized prawns
* 4 tablespoons of vegetable cooking oil
* 2 large onions
* 3 medium-large tomatoes
* 2 tablespoons ginger/garlic paste
* 12 dry red chillies
* 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
* 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
* Cinnamon 2 inch stick
* 10 cloves
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1/2 cup vinegar
* Salt to taste

1. Clean and de-vein the prawns.
2. Then grind the prawn
3. Chop the onion and tomatoes fine.
4. Keep all the other ingredients close at hand.
5. Roast the red chillies, cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon and mustard seeds.
6. Once their aroma spreads, take the mixture off from the fire and cool.
7. Add the ginger/garlic paste to the roasted spices and grind to a smooth paste, using vinegar.
Main Cooking:
* Heat the oil in a thick bottom pan.
* fry the chopped onions till light golden brown.
* Add the chopped tomato and allow it to cook till soft.
* Add the spice paste, sugar and salt and stir fry till the oil separates from the masala mix.
* Add the prawns and mix well.
* Cook the prawns till all the spices mix and. Oil come out from the side it will take some time be patient !!

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