Sunday, May 6, 2012

Prawn Patia/Patio..a parsi dish

"prawn patia/Patio"..its a authentic parsi dish which is not only spicy but sweet and sour too.I got this recipe from one of TV shows of Karen Anand's .I am a big fan of parsi cuisine so tried this dish and it was really tasty and it is very different from our curries .Usually we do not add jaggery or sugar to our non-veg dishes but this curry has jaggery in it but still we all liked the taste and the aroma of this dish which goes well with Parsi brown rice.


  1. Prawns-1kg
  2. Tamarind paste-1tbsp
  3. Onion-3 chopped
  4. Oil-3tbsp
  5. Tomato -2 chopped
  6. Coriander leaves for garnishing
  7. Jaggery-2tsp
For the masala:-

  1. Coriander leaves-2tbsp
  2. Green chillies-4
  3. Dry red chillies-7-8
  4. Cinnamon-2sticks(1"piece)
  5. Cardamom-4-5
  6. Cloves-6
  7. Pepper corns-7-8
  8. Coriander seeds-1tbsp
  9. Cumin-1tsp
  10. Ginger-1"piece
  11. Garlic-1big pod


  • Mix jaggery with tamarind pulp and keep aside.
  • Wash clean and devein the prawns.
  • Grind 1-11 masala ingredients to fine paste.
  • Now take a heavy bottom sauce pan and add oil,onion,tomatoes and fry for a minute.
  • Add masala paste,tamarind-jaggery pulp ,prawns and the salt.
  • Now cover the pan with a lid and cook on a medium low till the gravy is semi dry or almost dry.
  • Serve hot