If you are so inclined by Indian spicy foods try cooking Prawn Balchao. Enjoy the spice!

Ingredients Edit

  • 500 grams peeled,de-veined fresh prawns
  • 2 tbsps dried prawns,roasted and powdered
  • 5 big onions ,finely chopped
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups oil
  • 200 grams sugar
  • A few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

For the pasteEdit

  • 20 Kashmire chillies without stems
  • 2-inch piece of ginger
  • 20 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsps mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsps cumin seeds
  • 2 tsps black pepper

Steps Edit

  1. Pat dry the cleaned prawns and soak it in one cup of vinegar for half an hour. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Fry the curry leaves,onions and spice paste until it is well cooked. Add the rest of the ingredients(all the ingredients given in the Ingredients list ) and the fresh prawns with vinegar.(But make sure that you've kept it for half an hour)
  3. Lower the flame and stir cook till the oil comes to the surface.(May be for a further 5 to 7 minutes )
  4. Add salt to the taste. Serve it with hot bread or as a pickle and enjoy.

Tips Edit

  • Soaking in vinegar is a good method to preserve the prawns in the pickle,

Warnings Edit

  • Don't be tempted yo use frozen prawns for this recipe they will turn rock hard after cooking.


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