Prawn Balchao 5

Mangalore - Goa - Seafood


Quantity: Measure: Ingredients: Description:
1/2 Kilogram Prawns Shelled
1 Teaspoon Jeera (Cumin Seeds) Grind
1 Teaspoon Pepper Corns Grind
10 Medium Chillies Kashmir Grind
1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder Grind
  As Required Vinegar To grind above.
4 Medium Onions Minced and fried
2 Tablespoon Cooking Oil To fry prawns
  Handful Curry Leaves (Kadi patta) To fry.
1 Inch Ginger (Adhrak) Chopped fine and fry
1 Whole Garlic (Lason, Losun) Separate flakes, and chop
4 Medium Chillies Green Minced and fried
  As Required Salt To taste


Grind together the cumin, peppercorns and kashmir chillies with the vinegar. Mix in the turmeric.

Heat oil and fry the onions till brown. Add prawns, ground masala, curry leaves, garlic, ginger and green chillies. Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.

Note : Balcho can also be prepared using meat and fish.

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