Another popular goan Jewel, from Goan Cuisine it’s none other than Dry Prawns Salad / Suki Sungta Kismur, well I prepare for our dinner this delicious salad or kismur, in Goan Konkani we call it Sukhi / and in English you’ll know it’s called dry, Sungta in Goan translation and English Prawns, Kismur in Goan Cuisine and English it’s called Salad.
Goan, the meal is incomplete without seafood, and in monsoon it very difficult to get fish because of heavy shower 🙂 I mean heavy rain, so every goan home pantry is stock with dry fish, fish pickles, etc…, so that they can utilize them in monsoon, this dry prawns salad / sukha sungta kismur.
It can prepare with any dry fish it tastes outstanding with spices & tangy flavor, can use lime juice or homemade vinegar, the salad is prepared dry but I have done a bit twist with little gravy, but believe me, there was not much difference. This salad is accomplished with hot puri, white rice with soak mean plan coconut curry in English, with dry prawns salad was just outstanding, if you too tempted like I do try and relish.
When I came across David post I was so tempted to give it a try, and it turns so delicious to reach David here
Author : Linda
Serve : 3 – 6
½ Cup cleaned dry Prawns (Sukhi Sungta)
1 tbsp. Lime Juice
1 tsp. Red Chilly Pwd. (I used Kashmiri Pwd.)
2 Piece of kokum (binda Sol)
¼ tsp. Turmeric Pwd.
1 ½ tsp. Vegetable oil
1 large onion (chopped lengthwise)
1/2 tsp. mustard seed
½ cup fresh grated coconut
4 tbsp. water. (optional).
1 tbsp. fresh coriander – for garnish
1 big fresh red/green chilly – for garnish
Salt to taste.
Clean the dry prawns / Sungta, well and keep aside.
Heat skillet adds oil at medium heat add mustard seed let it crack then add chopped onion and toss for a second, add chilly & turmeric pwd., kokum (Binda sol) and toss for 2 minutes.
Add dry prawns, add 4 tbsp. of water, add salt, let it cook for 1 minute, so the dry prawns flavor with spices and tangy.
Switch off the flame let it cool for a while take a bowl add grated coconut, add dry prawns, squeeze lime, incorporate well, check the salt if required add according to taste.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and fresh red chilly.
Serve with hot puri/chapattis/plan white rice with work, relish every bite.
Can also use a bit big prawn, if baby dry prawns not available.
To add water is optional, traditional recipe water is not added, I wanted bit gravy so add.
If required dry then, sauté dry prawns with little only till it is crispy, let it cool then assemble with freshly grated coconut.
Add less salt as the prawns already have salt, add accordingly.