Friday, 31 October 2014

Dried Tiny Prawns Curry With Brinjal and Potato (Sukat vang-batata)

This is one of my favorite Kokani dish... since childhood. This dried prawns recipe is simple to make and tastes yum. This is cooked in a variety of ways with various vegetables. It goes well with bhakari and rice.

हि पाककृती मराठीतून वाचण्यासाठी इथे क्लिक करा.  


  • Suka jawala/Sukat/Tiny prawns ½ cup 
  • Onion, finely chopped- 1 cup
  • Garlic, bruised or crushed – 8 cloves
  • Brinjal- 1 medium 
  • Potato- 1 medium 
  • Homemade masala or Sunday masala or Malwani masala– 3 tsp 
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Asafetida (Hing)- ¼ tsp 
  • Kokam petals – 3 to 4 (You can use Raw mango cubes or Dried raw mango cubes/aamboshi)
  • Fresh coriander, finely chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Oil- 3 tbsp 
  • Salt to taste

  • Wash properly & soak suka jawala in regular temperature of water for 15 minutes & then squeeze them.
  • Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch pieces. Cut brinjal into 1.5 inch pieces approx. 
  • Heat oil in a pan or small pressure pan. Add garlic, onion & sauté till it turns golden brown. 
  • Add hing, turmeric powder & sauté for few seconds. Add masala powder and soaked & squeezed suka jawala. Sauté for a minute.
  • Add brinjal, potato, salt & kokam. 
  • Add some water to adjust consistency as per personal choice. Mix well and pressure cook till 1-2 whistles are given out.
  • Garnish with coriander. Serve hot with rice or ragi roti/ bhakari. 


  • Here I used Suka jawala/Sukat/Tiny prawns but we can make this curry with any type of dried prawns or with fresh prawns also.
  • This tiny dried prawns goes well with many veggies like bottlegourd, brinjal, Indian broad beans (val papadi), green hyacinth beans (ghevada), spring onion, baby fenugreek leaves etc.

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