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Here is another delicious recipe for all of your’ll that is Prawn Bachao. it is also a very popular dish in Goa. it is also called fresh prawn pickle or prawn mol. Prawn Balchao is a spicy seafood dish in goan cuisine. balchao was introduced in india by the catholic Portuguese during colonization. to make this dish you will need,

Ingredients & Quantity

1) Fresh Prawns (Medium to big) – 1 kg
2) Dried kashmiri chilies – 25 Nos
3) Garlic cloves – 12 Nos
4) Ginger – 2 inch
5) Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1 tbsp
6) Cloves – 12 Nos
7) Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
8) Cinnamon – 2 inch piece
9) Black Peppercorns – 20 Nos
10) salt – 2 tsp
11) Sugar – 2 tsp
12) Coconut vinegar – 400 Ml
13) refined oil – 6 Tbsp


1) First wash the prawns, shell & de-vein them.
2) wash and drain them and than marinate it with turmeric & salt, keep it aside for 1 hour.
3) Soak the chilies in 100 ml vinegar and kep it aside for 2 to 3 hours.
4) Slightly roast all the spices till you get nice aroma out of it.
5) Grind all the ingredients along with the vinegar into a mixer till you get fine paste.
6) Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan and shallow fry the prawns for 7 to 8 mins and keep it aside.
7) Once prawns are almost cooked remove it into a bowl and in the same pan add more 3 tbsp of oil and add chopped onion and fry it till it turns golden brown in color.
8) Add the fine paste in the pan and cook it for 10 to 12 mins.
9) Add the fried prawns & season it with sugar and salt and mix well, cook for more 10 to 12 mins.
10) Cool it thoroughly before storing it.

*You can adjust the quantity of Vinegar or sugar to suit your taste.
*Adding 2 to 3 tbsp of palm feni before storing with preserve it for longer duration.

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Maria Pinto says:

Hi Lesten wanted to know the weight of prawns is 1kg after shelling or before

lournsa dcosta says:

thanks brother 😍😍😍😍

Cathy L. says:

I just subscribed… you have a great collection of recipes Lesten. I'm going to try some. All the 'experts' giving you advice here are envious that they can't match you and have a channel on YouTube.

Rita Dmello says:

your cooking is superb?

Ann Dcosta says:

Woooow superb 👌👌👌

Kashif baghdadi says:

Sir Plz show the Rossh maash recipe in beef meat please sir n ur recipe is nice

Baby House says:

its so cool my dear friend,1 huge like for u ❤️

Theresa Vaz says:

It looks yummy but u hv. Not removed the black thread from the prawns my dear. I will try it. Thanks alot bro

elmarie rose says:

Hi bro can u share limbya lonchem plz


Hi Lesten, please upload video how to make Goan tendli pickle

Maria Pinto says:

Nice n yummy

diana dsilva says:

Very nice sir mouth watering awesome

Laxman Sdoifode says:

I really hope u like this balchow goan

Laxman Sdoifode says:

Bro u will go n teast about goan balchow fro mum $ kichen in miramar

Laxman Sdoifode says:

Im sorry bro I will teach u how to make awthentic goan balchow

Teresa Fernandes says:

hi.can u tell me what will be the cost of this balchow?pl reply.

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