Bar Style Ginger Prawns is an excellent appetizer or snack item and a very popular restaurant dish having Oriental influence. It is made adding a spicy, sweet and tangy Ginger masala. The masala is brilliant slurry mix of various sauces, onion paste, garlic and ginger which is nicely coated around the fried prawns. An awesome dish having a mix of awesome flavours tingling around the palate and often served in most bar and restaurants in and around Hyderabad! As the name says, this dish is served in most bar and restaurants to give a punch to the taste buds along side with cocktails or alcoholic drinks. The strong and aromatic flavours complement well with the mild and delicate flavour of the prawns.
This snack has an additional kick of flavours from freshly ground black pepper that gives the heat to the dish. This dish can be eaten as a appetizer, snack or served with a delicious fried rice. 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. 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.
Ginger Ginger is native to India and China. It takes its name from the Sanskrit word stringa-vera, which means “with a body like a horn”, as in antlers. Ginger has been important in Chinese medicine for many centuries, and is mentioned in the writings of Confucius. It is also named in the Koran, the sacred book of the Moslems, indicating it was known in Arab countries as far back as 650 A.D. It was one of the earliest spices known in Western Europe, used since the ninth century. It became so popular in Europe that it was included in every table setting, like salt and pepper.
Although often called “ginger root” it is actually a rhizome. It is available in various forms, the most common of which are Whole raw roots, fresh roots, dried roots, powdered ginger, preserved or stem ginger and pickled ginger. Ginger is almost always used fresh, minced, crushed or sliced. Fresh ginger can be stored for few days in the refrigerator. Fresh ginger is essential to Asian and oriental cookery. It is used in pickles, chutneys and curry pastes and the ground dried root is a constituent of many curry powders. Tender young ginger can be sliced and eaten as a salad. In west countries, dried ginger is mainly used in cakes and biscuits especially ginger snaps and gingerbread. Ginger is also used in puddings, jams, preserves and in some drinks like ginger beer, ginger wine and tea.
Recipe of Bar Style Ginger Prawns:
- Prawns - 250 gms
- Soya sauce - 1 ½ tbsp
- Green chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
- Red Chilli paste - 1 tbsp
- Pepper powder - ¼ tsp
- Tomato puree - 1 tsp
- Sugar - 1 tsp
- Tomato ketchup - 1 ½ tsp
- MSG, optional - pinch
- Salt - to taste
- Vinegar - 1 tbsp
- Oil - 1 tbsp
- Coriander - ½ bunch
- Take a bowl and add soya sauce, green chilli sauce, red chilli paste, crushed pepper powder, tomato puree, sugar, tomato ketchup, MSG, vinegar and mix well.
- Heat oil in a pan and add onion paste, garlic paste and fry until the raw flavours are gone. Add chopped ginger, masala slurry and cook till the oil comes out (If you want to make a gravy style then cook until it comes to a gravy consistency whereas for the dry style cook well till the moisture is gone and oil releases out).
- Take another pan and little butter. When butter melts, add in the prawns, made masala. Mix well and cook over slow flame till the prawns are done and tender.
- Serve hot as appetizer or starter or as a side dish with any type of fried rice.
The bar style Ginger prawns is a dry fry dish, aromatic, pungent and spicy and especially the ginger adds that extra flavor and zest to the stir fry dish. Do try this recipe and you will surely find the difference. Serve this Bar style ginger prawns along with fried rice or roti to make a healthy and delicious meal. The Bar Style Ginger Prawns fry is super delicious and even if eaten a little extra not to worry because Ginger is most commonly known for its effectiveness as digestive aid.
So it helps relieve indigestion, gas pains, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Ginger’s therapeutic properties also effectively stimulate circulation of the blood, removing toxins from the body, cleansing the bowels and kidneys, and nourishing the skin. Prawns have also being a hot favourite ingredient and I love making a variety of prawn dishes giving different flavours and new dimensions.
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