Friday, June 21, 2013

Prawns Pickle(1) - with pickle masala


Mom's this instant prawns pickle is a family favorite.
 
Prawns Pickle (1) -(with pickle masala)
Ingredients
2 cups salad shrimp or small prawns
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
 
Tempering
4 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds
 
You will also need,
1/2 cup readymade pickle masala
1 lemon
 
Method
1. Place shrimp, salt and turmeric powder in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Add 2 tbsp water. Cook together. Let it cool down completely. Do not cover.
2. After it is completely cooled off, add pickle masala and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir well. Set aside.
3. Heat oil in a small saucepan. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida and fenugreek seeds. When they splutter, switch off the heat. Let this tempered oil cool down completely.
4. Add the tempered oil to the shrimp mixture. Stir well. Set aside to marinate for at least 1 hour.
5. Refrigerate and use within 2-3 days.
 
Note-
1. This pickle does not have any shelf life.
2. Adjust salt depending on the salt content of the pickle masala.

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