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Prawn Balchao

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Prawn Balchao Recipe, Sadari Sabji, How To Make Prawn Balchao Recipe

This fiery dish from Goa (in coastal western India) is almost like a pickle! Do as the Goans do and serve it with hot plain boiled rice.

About Recipe

Royallu koora, Eral Kuzhambu, Chingri torkari


(24 ratings)
46 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
30 mins
Total time
40 mins
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Shrimp
Servings : 2 persons
Published date : March 06, 2019

Ingredients used in PRAWN BALCHAO
• Cinnamon stick - 2 numbers.
• Mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon.
• Cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon.
• Dry red chillies - 12 numbers.
• Ginger paste - 1 tablespoon.
• Garlic chopped - 2 tablespoons.
• Tomatoes chopped - 3 numbers.
• Onion chopped - 2 numbers.
• Cooking oil - as required.
• Medium sized prawn - 8 numbers.
• Cloves - 10 numbers.
• Sugar - 1 tablespoon.
• Vinegar - 1/2 cup.
• Tamarind - 10 grams.
• Salt - to taste.
  • First make masala of red chilies (soaked in vinegar), cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, cloves, peppercorns, mustard seed, tamarind, toddy vinegar (or coconut vinegar), 2 or 3 pieces of prawns, add to the paste to grind it again.
  • Put some oil in a pan, saute the prawns, when prawns are slightly cooked keep it aside.
  • Add more oil and heat it then add chopped onions saute till onions color is changed.
  • Then add chopped garlic, ginger paste, turmeric, salt, chopped tomatoes, grinded red chili paste, slowly cook this masala till it leaves oil.
  • When it's cooked, add some water, cook it to a thick gravy consistency. Later even add some sugar, mix it after cooking with closed lid for 5 minutes.
  • At last, add chopped coriander leaves, and switch off the flame.

Cooking with images Sadari Rassa , Shrimp rasdar, Sigadi saaru


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alpo702 Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

im like is that a bong?

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Killing4BFlowers Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

your the man! I love these videos hohohohohohohoh

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Neththra'sVision Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

Wow.. Prawn...haaaaaaaaaa

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Neththra'sVision Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

I really like your Indian recipes, and learned to make many spices from you. People who visit my house don't believe that I made these recipes. I told them about vah chef too. Thanks so much chef Sanjay Thumma.

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Designed4giving Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

where do I get the actual recipe, with quantities? Love your recipes and entertaining videos!

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prati05 Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

Come on people ! What is there to dislike ? This is a food Chanel .

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Sathwik Singari Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

U r the best!

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doresg323 Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

We eat a totally different kind of balachao in Bangladesh. Ours is a mixture of roasted baby shrimp, onion, garlic and other spices. Its not a curry ..its dry. And I m not sure, but I think its a Burmese recipe.

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Cherita Md Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

Looks soooooo yummy & mouthwatering!

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mehdan2 Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

I wonder if chef earns money through youtube. I hope the money can support chef to make new videos and recipes for a long time

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Caren Rozario Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

My mouth is watering... I'm in half mind right now to go to the fridge and have a mouthful of my shrimp pickle! :P

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Antonio Braganza Posted on Tue Apr 09 2013

Super recipe chef...Do show us many more Goan dishes...

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