How to make Kishmoor - Dried prawns mixed with onions and coconut to make a delicious salad.

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Main Ingredients : Dried shrimps (ड्राईड श्रिंप / सूखे झींगे), Tamarind (इमली)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Salads

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kishmoor Recipe

  • Dried shrimps heads and tails removed 1 cup

  • Tamarind medium size ball 1

  • Coconut oil 1 teaspoon

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Scraped coconut fresh 1/2 cup


Step 1

Soak tamarind in some water for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add shrimps and roast lightly till crisp. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3

Combine onions, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and tamarind in a bowl and mix well. Add coconut and mix well.

Step 4

Add fried shrimps and mix again.

Step 5

Serve immediately.