March 25, 2007

VCC 365 - Prawn Pickle

This is another Mangalorean dish recipe contribution by Karishma to the group cookbook project - You Can Cook' for 'Feed a Hungry Child' campaign.

Prawn Pickle recipe

200 small prawns shelled. (250-300 gms)
Add salt and keep aside for 10 minutes. Fry in a deep pan without oil. After water evaporates, put 2 tbsps gingelly/til/sesame oil and fry till done.

15-20 long red chillies
1" ginger
1 pod garlic
pinch of jeera
1/2" turmeric
1 tsp salt

Method: Grind with 2-3 spoons of vinegar or as required. Fry masala in 2 tbsps gingelly oil for 20 minutes. Add prawns and fry for another 10 minutes. When cool, bottle it.

Kim's Notes: Yes 10 minutes if you plan to keep the pickle for awhile. If eating immediately you may like a softer texture to the prawns & cook it for less time, but if you plan to preserve the pickle, the prarns need to be cooked till they are hard otherwise the pickle will spoil.

Over to the volunteering taste-testers for a picture and results report.

VCC: VCC Q4-2006: FAHC: FAHC-campaign