Today I am sharing with you a delicious fish kalia recipe made with Prawns. It is an easy to make recipe and takes few minutes to prepare. It is a famous Bengali recipe and very popular in West Bengal and Bangladesh. This dish goes well with Rice/fried Rice/Pulao and Roti/Paratha.
Cooking time – 30 minutes. Serve – 4
1.Prawns – 500 grams (cleaned and washed)
2.Potato (optional) – 200 grams. (peeled and cut into cubes)
3.Tomato – 1 (chopped)
4.Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
5.Bay leaves – 2
6.Onion – 1 (chopped)
7.Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp.
8.Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp.
9.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
10.Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
11.Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp.
12.Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp.
13.Salt to taste.
14.Sugar – 1/4 tsp.
15.Veg.oil – 4 tbsp.
16.Ghee – 2 tbsp.
17.Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp.
18.Raisins – 25 grams.
1.By adding 1/2 tsp.of salt boil the potato cubes for 2 to 3 minutes and drain, keep aside. Marinate the prawns with 1/2 tsp.of salt.
2.Melt ghee in a frying pan, add the prawns. Saute lightly on both sides (for 1 minute). Take out from the pan, keep aside.
3.Add oil in the remaining ghee. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves. When the cumin looks brown add chopped onion and fry till light brown. Add chopped tomato, saute for 1 minute. Add ginger-garlic paste,all the masala powders (turmeric,chilly,cumin,coriander) and 1/2 cup of water. Saute until the raw smell of the masala goes off. If needed add 1/2 cup of water and saute for another few minutes. Now add the boiled potato,sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Saute till oil separates. Add 1+1/2 to 2 cups of water and salt,let it bring to boil. Add the prawns,raisins. Cover the pan and cook for few minutes (stir in between). When the gravy starts thickening,remove pan from the heat. Add garam masala powder,cover the pan and give 10 minutes standing time.
Delicious Prawn Kalia is ready, garnish with slit green chilly and serve hot.