Prawns or Shrimps as widely known as is an excellent and delicate seafood next to fish. It blends well other flavors and is fast to cook. It is believed to be the most popular seafood that is low in calories and saturated fat which makes it a healthier alternative to other milk proteins.
Shrimps come in a varied range of size and colors that include gray, brown, pink and yellowish. When cooked, prawns give a pleasing orange in colour and become opaque. This is available right through the year, fresh or frozen. Shrimps can be cooked in various ways, fried, in curry or made into fritters. They can be served for starters, side dish or in main course.
Shrimps are also an excellent source of low-fat and low-cal protein and are abundant in Vitamin D and good source of Vitamin B12. Shrimp is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids has anti-inflammatory properties. The nutrient density of this seafood is very high and it is loaded with a variety of vitamins and minerals. They're a great source of Omega3 fatty acids and an excellent way to get your proteins.
They're also high in iron, zinc and vitamin E but low in saturated fat. Provided you're not gorging on batter-fried or crumbed and fried prawns, you probably don't even need to worry about the cholesterol levels in them being excessive. The most important or highlighting part is the flavor as they're really tasty when cooked! India's coastal regions have an abundance of seafood, so prawns are prepared in a multitude of ways.
Below are some of my popular and favorite Indian Prawn recipes:
Prawn Makhani Prawn Makhani is an absolutely luscious dish where prawns are cooked in makhani gravy.
Prawn Balchao This fiery dish from Goa (in coastal western India) is almost like a pickle! Do as the Goans do and serve it with hot plain boiled rice.
Dahi jihinga Curry Prawn in Mustard Curd Curry Prawns cooked in mustard oil and further simmered in curd is a Bengali influenced dish and goes very well with rice and is an exotic dish that is often made on special occasions.
Goan Shrimp Curry Goan Shrimp curry, an scrumptious seafood delicacy influenced from the Portugal cuisine. Coconut milk, rice and chillies are main ingredients of Goan delicacies which are often spicy and give an intense flavor to the soft shrimps.
Prawn pepper garlic Kuzhambu Prawns Kuzhambu with Onion Tomato and Coconut is an excellent dish cooked in onion, tomato, coconut and tamarind sauce. This is just like a Kuzhambu made in southern India.
Spicy Tangy Prawns Kerala Style Spicy tangy Prawns Kerala style is an excellent dish made with prawns cooked in a tangy freshly ground Kerala masala.
Prawns - Shrimp cooked in sour greens gongura Gongura Prawns also popularly known as gongura royyala kura is a winner and exotic dish from the Andhra cuisine. It is an amazing dish where the luscious prawns/ shrimp are cooked in a thick, tangy gongura sauce. This dish is generally served dry or with gravy and is a wonderful accompaniment to chapatti or rice.
Prawn with Tender Tamarind leaves Chinta Chiguru This dish is made with prawns cooked with tender tamarind leaves and spices.
Prawn Caldine Curry Prawn Caldine curry is a non-spicy yellow Goan curry made with prawns. This dish is a popular Goan dish usually made with fish.
Kolambi Chi Kavaln Maharashtrian Prawn Curry Traditional Maharashtra tangy shrimp curry. There are many ways prawns are cooked in different regions it’s difficult to choose favorite but this recipe will become one of your favorite after u try this because we add roasted and ground spices and sourness of tamarind will make this dish absolutely delicious.
King Prawn Korma Curry King Prawns cooked in mild, light and creamy rich gravy with Indian spicy and nuts; this recipe for prawn korma is a bit different from the usual korma.
Prawn in Tamarind Sauce An excellent dish made with prawns delicately cooked in a tangy and spicy tamarind sauce.
Prawn Shrimp Biryani Prawn Biryani is a traditional Indian dish prepared by layering spices, shrimp/ prawn, aromatic rice and cooked until done.
Shrimp Mango Coconut Pulao Absolutely an innovative dish with a combination of shrimp, mango and coconut delicately cooked with basmati rice. This dish gives an excellent aroma and taste.
Prawns have also being a hot favorite ingredients and I love making a variety of prawn dishes giving different flavours and new dimensions.
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