Sunday, September 9, 2012

sukkale sungata panna upkari

sukkale sungata (dried prawns/shrimps) Panna upkari

Recipe by Preethi baliga

Sukkale sungat means dried prawns in konkani and panna upkari is a dry spicy dish in which we use whole lot of chilly powder or chilly paste and balance it with tamarind pulp.This is a signature dish of Mangalore and enjoyed specially during the rainy season
Prep time: 15mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
  • 2 cups Dried prawns/shrimps
  • 2 cups Chopped onion
  • 1tbsp Red chilly powder
  • 1 lemon sized tamarind ball
  • 1tbsp oil
Cooking Directions
  • Clean and soak dried prawns for about 10-15 mins in 5 cups of water( if you are using shrimp then you have to dry roast for about 3-4 min and then clean and wash it with clean water no need of soaking)

  • Heat oil in a kadai/pan,add chopped onions and fry till it changes to pink and translucent.
  • Now add red chilly powder and saute for 5 mins on medium low flame.
  • Then add tamarind pulp( soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins and make smooth paste or just squeeze and take out the pulp).Mix it well with the masala.
  • Drain the soaked prawns and add along with a cup of water,Cover it with a lid and cook for 10-12 mins. Make it semi dry and serve hot with rice or roti