Thursday, February 22, 2007

Prawns Pickle/ Achaar


60 to 80 counts prawns
5 - Green chili, slit in center
2 inch piece - Ginger, sliced thinly
10 flakes - Garlic, whole or sliced
1 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 pinches - Fenugreek powder/ uluva powder
1/4 tsp - Hing powder
1 tsp - Fennel seeds / Perumjeerakam
2 to 3 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
2 to 3 sprigs - Curry leaves
4 tbsp - Vinegar
4 tbsp - Sesame oil
2 tsp - Salt


1 ) Peel, devein and clean the prawns. Put prawns in a colander to drain off all the water.

2 ) Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to pop. Then add curry leaves, fennel seeds, fenugreek powder, hing, turmeric powder and red chili powder. Stir and fry for a minute on low heat. Then add in green chili, ginger, garlic and fry a minute on low heat.

3 ) Add prawns to the masala.Stir and cook on low heat. Add salt. Once the prawns has cooked well, add vinegar to prawns and cook for a minute. Take off the stove and cool. Add more vinegar for more gravy.

5 ) Transfer prawns pickle to a sterilized and well dried out container to store. Warm little oil and pour on top on the pickle. The oil floating on top will prevent pickle spoiling. Can keep the pickle for a day outside. Then refrigerate.


Dwacon said...

I wish the internet could include taste and aroma... my mouth is watering!

KitchenFairy said...

One of my favourite pickle...

Nirmal T V said...

Nice recipes...Will try out...

Anonymous said...

I have never ever had prawn pickle or what we called achar. Achar is an unavoidable recipe in kerala foods. All types of pickles which are being used in kerala are very spicy, it will be difficult for those persons to have a taste who dont usually take in spicy foods.

Once upon a lifetime in Kerala

Shella said...

enne kodipikelle!! My mom had brought a big, big bottle (nothing less than 2 kg) of chemeen achaar when she returned, n blv me I had a big share of it to take home & I would just sit & eat it without anything at all......just plain, divine chemeen achaar.

Umm Omar said...

Wow already mouth watering. Iam waiting to buy t fresh prawns and try it out...So tasty.