Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle | How to make Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle

By Raksha Kamat  |  17th Jul 2016  |  
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About Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle Recipe

Prawns Balchao or Prawns Pickle is a recipe which I learnt from my mom. I am proud to say that my mom’s prawns pickle turns the best. Nothing can beat my mom’s magic of making prawns pickle. She taught me this recipe when I got married and I had written it down in my diary. Today I am sharing with you all this secret recipe.

Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle by Raksha Kamat will definitely help you in its preparation. The Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle can be prepared within 20 minutes. The time taken for cooking Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle is 20 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 6 people. The recipe details out how to make Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle step by step. The detailed explanation makes Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle from BetterButter.

Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle

Ingredients to make Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle

  • 50 small prawns/ 25 tiger prawns
  • 3 medium sized onions, finely chopped
  • 15-17 garlic pods, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime
  • ½ cup tamarind pulp
  • FOR THE masala:
  • 15 black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

How to make Prawns Balchao | Prawns Pickle

  1. 1) Soak the tamarind pulp in 1 cup water for atleast 15 minutes.
  2. 2) De-vein and clean prawns.
  3. 3) After cleaning, add chili powder, turmeric powder and mix well. Keep it aside.
  4. Let us prepare the masala: 4) Take the tadka pan or any small pan, add asafoetida and 2 teaspoon oil.
  5. 5) After 1 minute, add black pepper and mustard seeds and close the lid.
  6. 6) After mustard seeds splutter, switch off the heat/gas and let this cool.
  7. 7) After cooling make a paste of this using a mortar and pestle.
  8. 8) This masala can even be done in advance and stored in fridge.
  9. Let us now prepare the balchao: 9) Heat a kadai/pan, add 5 teaspoon oil.
  10. 10) Add chopped onion and fry till onions turns mushy.
  11. 11) Add garlic and mix. Fry till aroma gets emitted from garlic.
  12. 12) Add prawns and mix.
  13. 13) Add the tamarind pulp along with water, mix and close the lid.
  14. 14) After 10 minutes, add a teaspoon of the masala paste to the prawns in the kadai.
  15. 15) Mix well and let it cook.
  16. 16) After 5 minutes, taste and if needed add salt.
  17. 17) Garnish with lime juice and close the lid.

My Tip:

Adding lime enhances taste and colour.

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