Balachaung (Burmese Recipe)

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This recipe is just like our pickles. Burmese don't like chapatis like us. They like steam rice, fried rice. This dish is a good combination with rice. I had this recipe in Burma.
3.89 from 9 votes
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Served As: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Asian, Burmese
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury, Spicy
Calories 500 kcal
Servings 5


  • 100 gm dry shrimp
  • 250 gm onion chopped
  • 50 gm garlic chopped
  • 10 gm Chilli flakes
  • 250 gm ground nut oil
  • Salt to taste


  • First of all wash the dry shrimp with warm water. Soak for ten minutes.
    Balachaung (Burmese Recipe) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now heat oil add chopped garlic to fry. Then add chopped onion to fry.
  • Add soaked shrimp red chilli and salt. Mix well and stir fry continuously. It should be dehydrated and kept in a glass jar.
  • The dish is ready to serve. It can be served with chow chow or rice.

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3.89 from 9 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

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