Mouth-Watering Recipes

Prawn Balchao

Prawn Balchao is a sweet and sour dish from Goa, prepared with pickle-like ingredients known as Balchao. This delicious prawn dish is served with Appam or rice. Mouth watering Poha Hara Kebab is a perfect appetizer made with Poha and Indian spices. A chef from Siaa Pan Indian Restaurant has shared these two recipes.

Prawn Balchao

Ingredients
Prawn
Oil 
Lemon 
Salt 
Balchao masala 
Garam masala
Vinegar
Sugar 
Coconut milk
Fresh coriander
Ginger-garlic (paste)
Red chilly (paste)
Tomato (puree)
Qty
200 gm
20 gm
10 ml
5 gm
25 gm
3 gm
10 ml
5 gm
100 ml
20 gm
25 gm
5 gm     
100 gms

Method:
1.    Season the cleaned prawns with lemon and stir fry to seal the juices, set aside.
2.    Make gravy with the remaining ingredients. Cook on low flame and adjust seasonings. The gravy should be deep red in colour, spicy, tangy and semi-thick.
3.    Add prawns and simmer till they are tender.

Poha Hara Kebab

Poha Hara Kebab

Ingredients

Paneer (grated)
Potato (boiled and grated)
Spinach
Chana dal (roasted)
Salt
Black salt 
Jeera (powder)
Green chilly (chopped)
Ginger (chopped) 
Kasoori methi 
Poha
Butter / ghee

Qty

50 gm
50 gm
150 gm
25 gm
3 gm
2 gm
5 gm
3 gm
3 gm
2 gm
50 gm
for frying

Method:
1.    Clean and boil the spinach, make a puree of it and cook on low heat till thick.
2.    Add the puree to the grated paneer and potatoes, then add the remaining ingredients except poha. Check for seasoning and adjust to taste.
3.    Make small balls of the mixture, shape into discs, roll them in poha and shallow fry till crisp. Serve with dip of choice.