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Goan Prawn Balchão Curry With Basmati Rice

Goan Prawn Balchão Curry With Basmati Rice

Rating
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(2820 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Indian

Balchão refers to the use of vinegar as a way of preserving fish and meat, giving this dish a distinctive hot & sour flavour, similar to what you'd expect from a vindaloo.

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Indian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
cayenne-pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
cider-vinegar
1 cider vinegar sachet (30ml)
garlic-clove
3 garlic cloves
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
ground-cumin
1 tsp ground cumin
king-prawns
171g raw peeled king prawns †
Red-onion
2 red onions
Tamarind
1 tamarind paste sachet (15g)
Baby-spinach
80g baby leaf spinach
Tomato-paste
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
ground-coriander
1 tsp ground coriander
chilli flakes 3.18
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
You Will Need
Food processor / pestle & mortar, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cider vinegar sachet (30ml)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 171g raw peeled king prawns<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tamarind paste sachet (15g)
  • 80g baby leaf spinach
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 565 kJ
135 kcal
1602 kJ
382 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
0.7 g
0.1 g
1.9 g
0.2 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
24.2 g
3.8 g
68.6 g
10.8 g
Fibre 1.7 g 4.7 g
Protein 7.2 g 20.5 g
Salt 0.55 g 1.55 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
1 cider vinegar sachet (30ml)
cider vinegar(100%)
1 garlic clove
garlic
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
171g raw peeled king prawns
king prawn (crustacean) 93%, added water, salt. may contain molluscs
1 red onion
red onion
1 tamarind paste sachet (15g)
light brown soft sugar, tamarind concentrate, ginger puree, garlic puree, water, green jalapeno chilli puree,orange juice concentrate, cornflour, salt, citric acid, potassium sorbate
80g baby leaf spinach
spinach
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
Tomatoes
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 tsp ground coriander
ground coriander
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
dried chilli flakes
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (crustacean)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Goan Prawn Balchao Curry With Basmati Rice

Peel and dice the red onions (as finely as you can!)

2 Goan Prawn Balchao Curry With Basmati Rice

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a generous drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-low heat

Once hot, add the diced onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 10-12 min or until softened

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Meanwhile, add the basmati rice and 300ml [600ml] cold water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 10-12 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once done, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

Tip: Add a knob of butter once cooked for extra indulgence

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Meanwhile, peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and roughly chop the ginger

Peel and roughly chop the garlic

5 Goan Prawn Balchao Curry With Basmati Rice

Add the chopped garlic, ginger, ground coriander, ground cumin, chilli flakes, cayenne pepper (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and a generous pinch of salt to a pestle & mortar and grind to a smooth paste

Add 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] vegetable oil and give everything a good mix up – this is your Balchão spice paste

Tip: Alternatively, use a food processor!

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Once the onion has softened, add the Balchão spice paste and tomato paste to the pan and cook for 4-5 min or until fragrant

7 Goan Prawn Balchao Curry With Basmati Rice

Add the king prawns, tamarind pastecider vinegar and 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar and cook for 2-3 min or until the prawns are almost cooked through

Add the baby leaf spinach with 60ml [100ml] cold water and cook for a further 2-3 min or until the spinach has just wilted and the sauce is thickened to a curry-like consistency – this is your Goan prawn Balchão curry

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