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Prawn Ambot Tik

I am lagging behind in updating the blog.  Too many things to do even though we are completely confined to our home. I went to the market and got some prawns, finally! At home we have variations of Ambot Tik.  Mum, for instance, has her own recipe.  Her aunt, had her own recipe.  Hence, to play neutral, I decided to try Alves’ ambot tik. It is easy to make and yummy.

Credit: Alves Fernandes

Collect it:

· 250 gms prawns, cleaned and devined

· 1 medium onion chopped

· 3-4 tablespoon tamarind pulp

· 1 tablespoon oil

· 3-4 Kokum

· Water as required

· Salt to taste

· Vinegar to taste (1 tablespoon)

· Pinch of  sugar

· 1 slit green chillie (optional)

Masala to grind:

· 4 Kashmiri chillies

· 1 inch Cinnamon stick

· 5 cloves of garlic

· ½ inch ginger

· 5 peppercorns

· 4 cloves

· ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds

· ¼ teaspoon turmeric

Make it:

Apply salt to the prawns and set aside.

Sauté the onion in a kadai / wok, till it turns translucent.

Add the ground masala paste and cook for some time.

At this point add the tamarind pulp and little water.

Cook this till it comes to a boil. Add sugar and kukum.

Add the prawns and cook on medium heat till they are cooked.

Add salt and vinegar as desired.

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