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Prawn Patia

Prawn Patia
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time

35 Mins

Patia is a traditional Parsee dish that was brought from Persia by Parsees who settled in India. It is made with prawns or fish, cooked with spices, herbs, jaggery or palm sugar and tamarind. It is hot, sweet and sour. Chicken or lamb version also exist but are not originally Parsee.
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  • Prawns, shelled 1
  • Tomatoes, chopped 3
  • Jaggery 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 2 tsp
  • Garlic cloves 6
  • Turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • Oil 3 tbsp
  • Onions 2
  • Coriander, fresh 1 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped 2 cup
  • Ginger, 1", chopped 1 piece
  • Green chillies, chopped 2
  • Chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

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Cooking Directions

  1. Marinate the prawns in a little salt, turmeric and chilli powder for 30 minutes.

  2. Grind coarsely onion, cumin, ginger, green chillies and garlic.

  3. Heat oil and fry the chopped onion till golden, add the ground ingredients and chilli powder and saute for a few minutes.

  4. Add the prawns, stir for a minute and then add the tomatoes, salt, jaggery and coriander.

  5. Cook till the prawns are done.

  6. Serve with rice and cooked lentils.

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