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Prawn Pickle Recipe


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    Prawn Pickle Recipe

    Shelled prawns 2 lb

  • Garlic 2 pods
  • Onions 4
  • Red chilies 12 dry
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Gingelly oil 3/4 pint
  • Vinegar 3/4 pint
  • Green Ginger 3 oz
  • Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilies 10
  • Spring curry leaves 1
  • Sugar 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Grind the onions, red chilies, pepper, 4 cloves garlic to a smooth paste.
  • Put in a saucepan to boil, together with the prawns and 1/2 pint water and salt.
  • Simmer till water disappears. Remove from heat.
  • Heat half the oil and fry the cooked prawns till well browned.
  • Remove from oil and keep aside. Grind with 2 tbsp vinegar, 2 oz ginger, 12 cloves garlic and mustard seeds, turmeric powder and cumin seeds, to a paste.
  • Slice remaining ginger, garlic and green chilies.
  • Add remaining oil to the oil in which the prawns were fried and fry the sliced ingredients.
  • Add curry leaves and ground paste and fry stirring continuously.
  • Pour in the vinegar, season with salt and bring to boil. Then add fried prawns and sugar and simmer, stirring occasionally, till the oil floats to the top.
  • Cool and bottle in air- tight jars.