Goan Prawn Balchao Curry | How to make Goan Prawn Balchao Curry

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ByAnjana Rao
Created on 19th Jan 2016
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  • By Anjana Rao
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About Goan Prawn Balchao Curry

Prawn Balchao is a spicy and extremely flavorful Goan seafood preparation. It is often prepared using fish, prawns or pork. Prawn balchao was in my bucket list for the longest time. Finally today was the day when I decided to prepare ‘prawn balchao’. Instead of preparing it as pickle, I prepared it like a prawn curry to have it with white rice for dinner.

Goan Prawn Balchao Curry is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Goan Prawn Balchao Curry by Anjana Rao is a step by step process which is best to understand for the beginners. Goan Prawn Balchao Curry is a dish which comes from Goa cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 4 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Goan Prawn Balchao Curry takes 45 minute for the preparation and 20 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Goan Prawn Balchao Curry make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Goan Prawn Balchao Curry will be the best option for you. The flavor of Goan Prawn Balchao Curry is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Goan Prawn Balchao Curry at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

  • Prep Time45mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People
Goan Prawn Balchao Curry

Ingredients to make Goan Prawn Balchao Curry

  • 500 gms prawns
  • 2 medium sized onions finely chopped
  • 1tsp chopped garlic
  • 1tsp Sugar
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1 Cup water
  • For Balchao Masala:
  • 10 to 12 Kashmiri red chillies
  • 1/4th cup vinegar (sirca)
  • 1 whole garlic or 10 -12 cloves of garlic (Lehsun)
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1tsp mustard seeds (optional)
  • ½tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 5 cloves (laung)
  • 2” piece of cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 4-5 black peppercorns
  • 2tsp tamarind piece (Imli)
  • Salt to taste

How to make Goan Prawn Balchao Curry

  1. Preparation:
  2. For Balchao Paste-
  3. Soak Kashmiri red chillis in the vinegar for 30 minutes.
  4. Dry roast cloves, cinnamon stick and black peppercorns.
  5. Grind soaked Kashmiri red chillis, garlic, tamarind paste, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick, cloves, turmeric powder and salt to a smooth paste.
  6. Method:
  7. Heat oil in a pan and sauté prawns for 2 minutes and keep them aside.
  8. Fry chopped onions and garlic until brown in the same oil to retain the flavor.
  9. Add the balchao paste and cook well for 3 to 4 minutes.
  10. Add water and adjust the consistency of the gravy to your liking and cook till oil floats on top the gravy.
  11. Add little sugar to balance the acidity of the gravy.
  12. Now add the sautéed prawns and continue to cook for another 5minutes or till the prawns are done (Do not overcook prawns as they turn rubbery).
  13. Serve hot with white rice.

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