Introduction :

From: GOAN COOKBOOK by Joyce Fernandes


Ingredients :

400 gms prawns
300 gms fine rice
1 onion
3 tomatoes
5 flakes garlic
1 inch ginger
4 green chillies
½ cup coriander leaves
½ tsp turmeric powder
5 tbsps oil
5 cloves
3 piece cinnamon
5 cardamons
3 cups warm water
4 soup cubes.


Clean the prawns, de-vein them and apply salt. Wash the rice and soak for about 15 minutes. Chop the onion and the next 5 ingredients and grind to a fine paste. Mix turmeric and keep the paste aside. Heat oil, toss in the next 3 spices. Add the paste and soup cubes, stir for 2 minutes, mix prawns, rice and warm water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover the pan. Cook till rice is tender and dry. Serve with prawn balchao, or any pickle.

Instead of prawns, seafood like mussel, crabs, squids and clams could be used.