Balchao (prawn preserve)
Goanese Prawns Preserves
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Title: Balchao (prawn preserve)
Yield: 1 Servings
1/4 kg Prawns (shelled).
1 ts Cummin seeds
1 ts Peppercorns
10 Kashmiri chillies
Vinegar to taste
1 ts Ground turmeric
2 c Oil
4 md Onions, minced
1 Handful curry leaves
1 1-inch piece of ginger,
3 Heads garlic, finely chopped
4 Green chillies, seeded and
Salt to taste
Many Asian countries have a balchao type preserve. It is used either
in the preparation of other dishes ;- see Balchao de peixe (fish
balchao) and Balchao de porco (pork balchao), or served as an
accompaniment to other dishes.
For a fresh balchao, i.e. one you are not going to bottle :-
Grind together the cummin, peppercorns and chillies with the vinegar.
Mix in the turmeric. Fry the onions in the oil until all the water
have gone. Add the prawns, masala, curry leaves, garlic, ginger and
green chillies. Simmer for 10 minutes or so. From archives of
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 08:20:10 GMT
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