“KhoLu” is the red liquid part of pickles (generally mango pickle). But here, I think KhoLu means pickle. So this can be called as Shrimp pickle. ‘Kokum’ is called as ‘Sola‘. The most popular shrimp pickle among Konkanis is here. But “Kokum Shrimp” is my Aayi’s own recipe adapted from kokum bangada.
This is one of the simplest and tastiest shrimp recipes. This literally gets ready in 10mins. As I am a big fan of shrimp, I keep making this dish very frequently. I found a pack of kokum in Indian store here. So I prepare this when I want to have something tasty but don’t want to spend too much time in kitchen.
1 tea spn finely chopped garlic
3/4 tea spn coriander powder
A pinch turmeric
3/4 tea spn chili powder
2-3 kokum pieces
Add chopped garlic, coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric and salt to the cleaned shrimp.
Heat oil and fry shrimp for few mins.
Add 1/4 cup water in the vessel used for mixing spices. Then pour it over shrimp.(optional, if using frozen shrimp, it usually has lot of water in it).
Now add kokum pieces. Cook till the shrimps are completely done.
Serves : 3
Preparation time : 10min
PS: If you don’t find Kokum, replace it with tamarind extract.
Following is a picture of kokum.