PRAWNS BALCHAO RECIPE

PRAWNS BALCHAO RECIPE

Prawns Balchao is a spicy sea food dish from the beautiful coast of Goa. It was initially introduced by the Portugese when they Colonized Goa. Balchao is a method of cooking in a spicy tangy tomato sauce.

PRAWNS BALCHAO RECIPE
Prawns Balchao is a spicy sea food dish from the beautiful coast of Goa. It was initially introduced by the Portugese when they Colonized Goa. Balchao is a method of cooking in a spicy tangy tomato sauce.
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Ingredients
  1. • 1 kg small to medium-sized prawns
  2. • 4 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  3. • 3 large tomatoes chopped fine
  4. • 2 large onions chopped fine
  5. • 10-12 dry red chillies
  6. • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  7. • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  8. • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  9. • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  10. • 2 inch stick of cinnamon
  11. • 8-10 cloves
  12. • 2 tbsp sugar
  13. • 1/2 cup vinegar
  14. • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. • Put the prawns in a large bowl and sprinkle salt on them and Keep aside.
  2. • Roast the dry red chillies, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, cloves and cinnamon till they begin to release their aroma. Take off from the fire and cool it.
  3. • Grind the ginger, garlic and roasted spices into a smooth paste using the vinegar.
  4. • Heat the oil on a medium flame in a pan. Add the prawns and stir fry till opaque. Remove from the pan and keep aside.
  5. • In the same pan, fry the onions till light brown. Add the tomato and fry till soft.
  6. • Now add the spice-vinegar paste, sugar and salt to taste and fry till the oil begins to separate from the masala.
  7. • Add the prawns to this masala, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. • Serve with piping hot, plain boiled rice.
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