The Prawn Bilimbi Sukka is a zero oil recipe. It is a steamed preparation made with the seasonal bilimbi / bimbla, fresh shelled prawns and grated coconut. The mild sourness of the bilimbi, the sweetness of the coconut and the flavor of the prawns complement each other. Serve this as a side with rice and a plain curry like Sorak (Goan plain coconut curry – see here)
Serves: A Family of Four
Prep. Time: 30 Mins
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 Mins
[ Standard Measure : 1 cup = 250 ml ]
- Prawns (fresh, cleaned & deveined) – ½ cup
- Bimblas / Bilimbi (washed & cut into 4 pieces) – 20
- Coconut (fresh, grated) – ¼ cup
- Onions (sliced) – 2 medium
- Green Chillies (slit) – 2 to 3
- Dry Red Chillies (broken) – 2 to 3
- Salt – 1 tsp.
Step 1: Apply ¼ tsp. salt to the prawns and keep aside. Apply another ¼ tsp. salt to the bilimbis and onions each and keep aside separately for 15 minutes.
Step 2: Later take the sliced onion, bimblas, green chillies, red chillies and prawns in a heavy bottomed pan and mix. Add 2 tbsp. water and cook covered on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes till the bilimbis turn soft (check in between). Check for salt and add if required.
Step 3: Finally add the coconut and give a mix. Switch off the heat and keep covered for 10 minutes before serving.