Prawn Balchao

Here goes the recipe of Prawn Balchao. Check it out and do give it a try. Serves: 3 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients Prawns- 500gms (medium sized) Onions- 4 (finely chopped) Ginger- 1 inch piece (sliced) Garlic- 6 pods (finely chopped) Curry leaves- 8-10 Salt- as per taste Oil- 2tbsp For Masala Paste Kashmiri red chillies- 10 Ginger- 1 inch piece Garlic- 6 pods Cumin seeds- 2tsp Coriander seeds- 1tbsp Turmeric powder- 1tsp Tamarind- a small ball Vinegar- 2tbsp Procedure Remove the shell and clean the prawns thoroughly under running water. Marinate the prawns with turmeric powder, salt and keep it aside for 15 minutes. Grind all the ingredients together listed under ‘masala paste’ in a grinder, into a thick paste. Heat one tablespoon of oil and fry the prawns in it for 10 minutes on a low flame till it turns golden brown in colour. Once done, transfer the prawns to a plate and keep it aside. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan. Fry the curry leaves, chopped onions, sliced ginger and chopped garlic. Saute for 4-5 minutes on medium flame. Add ground masala paste and fry for 5-6 minutes. Now mix the fried prawns and stir for 5-6 minutes. Add salt and a little water if required. Cook for another 5 minutes on a medium flame. Once done, switch off the flame and serve. The delicious Goan delicacy Prawn Balchao is ready to be served. Enjoy this awesome seafood recipe with bread or steamed rice.

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