Goanese Prawn Balchao

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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1 kilogram fine shrimp -- (known as galmbo in konkani )
1 bottle palm feni
1 clove garlic
12 whole peppercorns
6 medium dry red chiles
3 tablespoons salt
2 medium clean dry empty bottles

Preparation / Directions:

Clean the shrimp thoroughly, wash and tie in a muslin cloth. Allow to hang for about 12 hours till all the water has drained out. Squeeze out any water that may be left. Grind the shrimps, salt, garlic and peppercorns with palm feni only. Mix dry chiles (whole). If any feni is left, it may be added to the shrimp paste. Fill in the bottle and cap tightly.

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