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Goan Prawns Ambotik or Jhinga Curry in Hindi

Jan 04, 2018







A traditional Goan preparation, prawns ambotik or jhinga curry made by Chef Raji is a gravy dish best eaten with some steamed rice. Ambotik means sweet & spicy and that's exactly how the dish is!


    1 cup Prawn Stock
    Few Tamarind pods soaked in water
    3 cups Onions, finely chopped
    3 Tomatoes, chopped
    10 red Kashmiri chilies
    1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
    4 Cloves
    4 Cardamoms
    2 inch Cinnamon Sticks
    10 Pepper corns
    1 tsp Mustard Seeds
    1 tsp Turmeric Powder
    6 Garlic Cloves
    1 inch Ginger, chopped
    2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
    Few Kokam Petals
    1/2 cup water
    2 Green chilies, slit
    10-12 Prawns, deveined


Grind Kashmiri Chilies, cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, garlic & ginger. Add red wine vinegar while grinding.
In a pan add oil and heat it. Add the onions and brown them.
Add the prawns masala and cook them for 3-4 mins.
Then add the tomatoes and saute well.
Add water, green chilies, tamarind pulp, prawn stock, kokam petals and the prawns. Give this a good mix.
Let this cook for 4-5 mins. Stir in between.

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Chef Raji (Rajshri Gupta) used to be a kitchen helper to her mother in the 90s. Now she is a trained chef who cooks both Indian and international cuisine with aplomb. Follow her for lip-smacking recipes in Hindi.

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