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  • Writer's pictureRosy Pereira

Aubergine with dry prawns in Ambotik masala

I love Aubergine in any form so made ambotik of it,added some dry prawns which mum had sent from Goa,Well it's a perfect combination of brinjal/aubergine and dry prawns. If you have a taste of having something spicy and tangy then this is it,do try the recipe


✔️1 large Aubergine (washed ,cut into cubes) soaked in water with a pinch of salt

✔️3 tbsps oil

✔️2 medium onion

✔️1 large tomato

✔️1 tsp butter

✔️1tsp tomato ketchup

✔️Few Curry leaves

✔️Handful of dry prawns

✔️Salt to taste

Grind to paste:

✔️5 dry Kashmiri chillies

✔️1/4 "Ginger

✔️3 to 4 cloves of Garlic

✔️10 peppercorns

✔️5 Cloves

✔️1/2 “Cinnamon

✔️1/2 tsp cumin seeds

✔️1/2 tsp turmeric

✔️Marble size tamrind

✔️Water to grind


✔️In a pot heat up oil add in curry leaves wash the dry prawns and add to the pot fry it for a while.

✔️To that add in finely chopped onions fry till translucent, add in finely chopped tomatoes, When slightly mushy add in the ground paste and saute for 5 mins, on medium heat add in 1 cup of water, add salt to taste let it simmer for 3mins.

✔️Now add in the aubergine,mix it well altogether and cover the pot with the lid and let it cook for 5 to 7 mins.

✔️Last add in tomato ketchup and butter.your ambot tik is ready to eat

✔️Serve hot with steamed rice or bread.

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