Balachung (Shredded Dried Shrimp Condiment) Recipe

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Balachung (Shredded Dried Shrimp Condiment)
How to make Balachung (Shredded Dried Shrimp Condiment)
  • Chef: Nikhil & Natasha
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Shredded shrimp cooked with onions, garlic and paprika.

Ingredients of Balachung (Shredded Dried Shrimp Condiment)

  • 1 cup dried shrimp
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 8 garlic cloves - thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp dried red chili pepper
  • 2 Tbsp distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar

How to Make Balachung (Shredded Dried Shrimp Condiment)

  • 1.Shred the dried shrimp in a blender and set aside.
  • 2.Cut the onion in half vertically and than slice the halves thinly to form crescent-shaped fans.
  • 3.Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and turmeric and cook until the onion begins to color, about three minutes.
  • 4.Add the garlic and continue to cook until the onion and garlic are golden brown, about six minutes.
  • 5.Add the shredded shrimp, paprika, salt, chili, pepper, vinegar, and sugar and stir fry for 3 minutes.
  • 6.Remove from the head and let cool to room temperature before serving. Save the leftover in a closed jar.

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