Monday, March 14, 2011

Fresh Prawn Pickle from Goa

 
The culture of Goa is represented in their flavors and cooking style. With the long era of Portuguese rule and people of all three communities in Goa- The Hindu, Muslims and Christians have contributed to the local food in Goa.  It is a perfect mix of east and west. The best thing of goan cuisine is that "The Tradition style of Cooking" is still alive today. Seafood and Rice is their staple food. They are also experts in pickling different types of seafood. Today's recipe is a simple and savory Pickle made of Fresh Prawns.


Ingredients :
  • small prawns 20 - 25 (in number)
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 15 - 20 whole black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida or hing
  • 1  tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder( adjust the amt. of chili powder according to your taste)
  • 1/2 cup tamarind pulp
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil


 
Preparation time : 15 - 20  minutes
Cooking time :  10 minutes
Serves : 3

  • Wash, shell and devein the prawns. Pat dry. You need small prawns for this pickle recipe. First marinate the prawns with salt, turmeric powder and 1 tbsp red chili powder . Keep marinated  for 10 to 15 minutes .
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick skillet , add mustard seeds, when it starts to sputter, add fenugreek seeds, whole black pepper, asafoetida,  fry till the fenugreek seeds change its color to dark brown . Keep aside and let cool. Once it attains room temp., blend the spices together in a blender.
  • In the same skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil and fry the prawns till golden brown on both the sides , next add the spice mix, 1 tbsp red chili powder and cook for another minute.
  • Lastly add the tamarind pulp and cook till you get a gravy of thicker consistency .
  • Enjoy this freshly made pickle with boiled rice and any other curry of your choice. I even enjoyed this dish with chapati and vegetable curry :-) .



I'm sending this recipe to Pickle/Achar/Uragayi Mela Event
event


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40 comments:

  1. Mouthwatering pickle Sonali. I have never made it at home, though I have tasted the ready bottled one.
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  2. pickle looks wonderfully delicious

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  3. Love shrimp in any form Sonali, Sure, this recipe is simple and a keeper

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  4. another yummy dish that would look perfect with a bowl of rice! Mmmmm !

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  5. Sonali,

    I'm literally drooling over the pic. It looks too good girl. What would be the shelf life of this pickle?

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks mouth tickling... Would be great with anything

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  7. oh my god!!! I can't explain u how tempting this is???

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  8. Hey Sonali,


    Yummy ans tasty prawn pickle...I lloveeeeeeeeeeeeeee prawns...:)we usually have fish almost everyday @ home!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  9. Pickled prawn are such a great idea...they sound so delicious!

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  10. Prawn Balchao is my absolute favourite, been wanting to make it for a while. Thanks for the follow, following you too.

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  11. wow.. such a delightful pickle.. I won't need any other side dish.. i can finish tht plate now...
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  12. Thanks a ton to all of you for your lovely comments !

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  13. Omg, mouthwatering here, fingerlicking prawn pickle..

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  14. Awesome prawn pickle.....i have never tried pickled non-veg...but this one looks too good to resist!!!

    Must say it again..you have a lovely blog!!

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  15. Nice recipes, sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by my space.

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  16. Makes me drool..tempting pickle.
    Wonderful blog with great fish recipes,me too a great fish fan:)
    happy to follow u:)

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  17. happen to just find you as i was cruising through... I am fan of fish and can eat fish everyday .. this looks delicious!!

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  18. hey kankana..thanks for visiting my space and thanks a ton for your wishes !I try to bring in new flavors of fish regularly...hope you'll like it !

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  19. Thanks for dropping by and leaving ur lovely feedback on my space, Prawn Pickle looks spicy and delicious!

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  20. looks like something new for me to try!

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  21. Hi there, thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment at my blog..really appreciate it!
    Prawn pickle looks delicious!

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  22. Wow you seem to have an awesome collection of seafood recipes. The prawn pickle looks scrumptious.

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  23. Hi, I came here through Kitchen Flavours,i follwing you, what a greats recipes!
    Have a nice day.

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  24. This prawn pickles looks delicious! I would go for plain white rice with this to enjoy the deliciousness of this dish! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. Really indeed.. that looks superb:)

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  26. m drooling and tempting :)

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  27. Awesome looking! Loved the color :)


    US Masala

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  28. Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you visit again sometime :o)

    This dish looks really rich and delicious. I love shrimp. I actually like Indian food in general and my husband looooooves spicy food :o) I will have to try this. Is there a good substitute for tamarind pulp? That's an ingredient I usually don't have on hand.

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  29. Hi hanna..thanks for visiting my space and for your wonderful comments !if you do not want to use tamarind, you can use vinegar/juice of lemon instead

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  30. Thanks you to all of you for your wonderful comments !

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  31. Yummy! We do something similar too. Though, I must admit,I haven't made it for a while now..
    Thx for stopping by kothiyavunu and for kind words..love to follow u too.:) Cheers!!

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  32. If I make this at home, a sell out for sure.

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  33. Thanks for your wonderful entry sonali

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  34. This looks really, really mouthwatering. I'm a big fan of fish and prawns and your recipes are a feast to my eyes. :)

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  35. My Cousin sister makes this pickle. reminded me of my fish eating days. Congrats on your achievements.
    Love Ash.

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  36. OMG!! u blog is awesum..thanks for this recipe..i told my mom about d prawn pickle n she is super excited bout making it...

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  37. This is an interesting dish, I've never made pickles with prawns, I love the idea, I must give it a try!

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