Goan Shrimp Balchao

Goan Shrimp Balchao

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Shrimp – 1 pound, deveined

Red onion – 1 medium, finely chopped

Garlic – 3 cloves, minced

Tomato – 2 medium, finely chopped

Curry leaves – 10, optional

Whole dried chilies – 3

Sugar – 1/2 – 1 tsp

Salt – To taste

Butter – 1 tbsp

Canola oil – 1 tbsp

For the spice paste

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Ginger – 1/2 inch, chopped

Garlic – 3  small cloves

Vinegar – 2 tsp

Method

1. Blend the spice paste ingredients in a mixer / small food processor. Set aside.

2. Salt the shrimp lightly and set aside for at least 15 – 20 minutes.

3. Heat oil in a pan. Fry the dry red chillies until brown. Add onions, little salt and saute over medium-high heat until brown. Add the chopped garlic, sugar and fry for a minute. Add the curry leaves, if using and the tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes loses some of their moisture. Add the ground spice paste. Cook until their raw smell is gone and oil starts separating.

3. Meanwhile melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat and saute the shrimp until firm and pink, takes about 6 – 7 minutes or so depending on their size. Add the fried shrimp to the sauce and mix well. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Switch off and serve with plain rice or even chapatis.

Goan Shrimp Balchao

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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