Long back marriage and my husband’s job made me move to a coastal city, Mumbai. Among the many new things that I came across the dried prawns were one of them. For many years I hesitated buying them not knowing how to prepare. There has to be a ‘first time’ for everything and the same went for this.
Hesitatingly I did buy a pack of dry ‘jawla prawns’, as they are known here. These tiny prawns or shrimps are sun dried with salt on the sea beaches. Though efforts are taken to clean the shrimps before packaging traces of sand may be found sometimes. Hence they need a bit of cleaning before preparation. But this is a simple process. All we have to do is dry roast the prawns and transfer them to a sieve. The sieve will do the job of cleaning.
Dry roasting also renders a bit of crispiness to the shrimps enhancing the taste and experience.
Over the years, with repeated trials I finally hit upon the correct combination of masalas and cooking method to serve my family a version they liked.
Hope you too try it and if you like it please do leave behind a comment in the comment section.