Sungat Phana Upkari(Prawn Pickle)

Sungat Phana Upkari (Prawn Pickle)

I love this dish. Sungat is Konkani for prawns or shrimps or anything else you want to call them. A rose by any other name ……

This is made with small shrimps, the ones that require an eternity to be cleaned. I remember bapama , mom and sometimes dad sitting and patiently doing the necessary.I use the salad shrimp for this dish and I use the deshelled and de-veined variety. So its a breeze.

Onion 2 medium size chopped finely.
Shrimp About 2 cups.

Roasted Whole Red Chillies 15-18 (told ya , it is HOT!!)
Tamarind Paste 1 tsp
Oil, Salt.

Grind the roasted whole chillies and tamarind paste into a fine paste.Cook onion in a little oil. After softened, add red chillies+tamarind paste, shrimp and salt. Cover and cook till the seafood is cooked through. Remove from flame and top with a tsp of raw coconut oil.