Prawns Balchao

600 gms medium prawns
12-15 dried byadgi red chillies
2 inches piece ginger
15- 20 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
Salt to taste
6 cloves
2 inch cinnamon stick
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup oil
2 large onions finely chopped
4 large tomatoes finely chopped


  • Clean and devein the prawns.Add salt and keep aside
  • Grind red chillies,ginger, garlic,cumin seds, mustard,cloves, cinnamon,with salt and vinegar. Make a fine paste
  • In a pan heat oil and saute chopped onions till they turn soft and light brown
  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry on a high flame till they turn pulpy
  • Add the masala according to your taste and fry for 2-3 mins
  • Now it is time to add the prawnsand little water, salt to taste.Mix well and cook on low heat for 7 to 8 mins
  • Check seasoning and turn off the flame. Serve hot with pav or rice.


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