Monday, 23 May 2011

Goan Prawn Potato Masala

Goan Prawn Potato Masala 

This is a Christian Goan recipe as against a Hindu Goan one . The main difference being that the Hindu Goans use ' Kokam '
a plant in the Mangosteen Famil , substituted for imli / tamarind ) and not vinegar .
Again a no fuss quick to cook and very tasty dish !

1 Large potato cut into fingers , boiled and set aside .
350 Grams Prawns , shelled and cleaned . Leave tails or remove , its your choice .
1 Large onion chopped .
The Masala :

6 Whole Dried Red Chillies , use what suits your palette .
1 Teaspoon Cumin / Jeera Seeds .
10 Cloves of Garlic .
1" of Ginger .
1" Cinnamon Stick .
1 1/2 Tablespoons Malt Vinegar . Don't use white vinegar !
Salt .
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric / Haldi .
1/2 cup Water .

Make a paste of the above and set aside .

In some oil , fry onions till they are light brown , don't let them become dark - ish even !
Add the paste , cook till oil separates , shouldn't dry up , if it does add a bit of water .
Add and cook prawns till done ( 3-4 minutes high heat )
When done add the potato fingers , cook to coat , another minute .
Taste and adjust seasoning .
I often use curry leaves as I like the flavour . If you do , add them when adding the prawns .

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