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How to Make Goan Prawn Balchao

How to Make Goan Prawn Balchao

How to Make Goan Prawn Balchao
Goan Prawn Balchao

Are you in a mood for some tasty and lip-smacking food? Then try out Prawn Balchao. This delicious food recipe is from the state of Goa which is popular for its seafood delicacies. The Goan cuisine has a variety of prawn and other delightful seafood recipes.

The use of exotic spices in this recipe gives it an irresistible flavor. The main ingredient of the recipe is the special ‘masala paste’ which is prepared with a blend of spices, few cloves of garlic, half of the onions, red chillies, few pepper corns, a dash of tamarind and some vinegar. This adds to the tangy taste in this recipe. The vinegar helps to preserve this dish for a longer period of time when refrigerated. So, you can eat Prawn Balchao both as a side dish as well as a pickle.

How to Make Goan Prawn Balchao
Goan Prawn Balchao

How to Make Goan Prawn Balchao:

Recipe serving: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes


250 grams Prawn
2 pieces Onion
2 pieces Tomato
2 pieces Green Chilli
Curry Leaves
1 tablespoon Vinegar
4 cloves Garlic
1 inch piece Ginger
1 tablespoonTurmeric powder
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 pieces Red Chilli
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 tablespoon White Oil
Salt to taste


Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan. Fry the green chilies and chopped onions until it becomes golden brown and then add curry leaves, tomatoes, salt and ground masala. Now mix the fresh prawns and a little water if required. Cook for another 5 minutes on a medium flame. Now add a dash of sugar just to balance the flavor. Cook till the moisture is evaporated. Once done, Garnish it with chopped coriander and switch off the flame and serve.


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