Prawns or Shrimps is 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 exceptional 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.
You could always make varied variations in preparing shrimp or prawn. Pan fried, stir-fried, deep fried or battered is some of the easy and quick to make methods and most recipes are simple to prepare and fresh. They also best suit as starters or include in an impromptu dinner party. Battered fried or deep fried prawns are extremely exotic, delicious, crispy exterior and on biting are juicing and give a pleasant savor to the palate.
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.
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.
Golden Fried Prawns Golden Fried Prawns is a simple yet very luscious dish made with prawns marinated in a very simple battered paste and deep fried until golden in colour. Serve golden fried prawns with sweet red chilli sauce.
Loose Chilli Prawns Loose chilli prawns are crispy and spicy snack or appetizer made with prawn batter coated and deep fried until done and then tossed in a spicy chilli masala.
Spicy Masala Prawns Prawn Masala is simple yet delicious and packed with flavor. this i slightly different mathod we are not going to add prawn directly first we are going boil prawns half and tossed in masals so the masala will stick to the prawn an gives good flavour.
Crispy Fried Shrimp - Prawns with Shell on Crispy Fried Shrimp - Prawns with Shell on is an awesome side dish, appealing to the eye, luscious and scrumptious to eat. It is exceptionally made with prawns marinated in a spice mix made with red chilli powder, pepper powder, salt, ginger garlic paste, coconut powder, corn-flour and turmeric powder; then deep fried until golden in colour.
Jumbo Prawn Crispy Wraps Jumbo Prawn Crispy Wraps is a speciality snack dish where marinated prawns is wrapped using any thin sheet made of flour such as spring roll sheets or in this case with pan cake style spring roll sheets and deep fried.
Bar Style Ginger Prawns Bar Style Ginger Prawns is a very popular restaurant dish having Oriental influence. Ginger masala made with some spicy, sweet, tangy sauce flavored with ginger and added to the prawns and fried nicely until done.
Prawn PIL PIL This is Spanish tapas. This is a bigger portion as we make it as a main meal at home. It is Prawns with chilli and garlic. Gambas Pil Pil is a famous tapas of prawns served in a hot, sizzling sauce of garlic, chilli & olive oil. Gambas Pil Pil is mostly everyone’s favorite tapas.
Coconut Shrimp Prawn Fry Shrimps are generally called as prawns in India. Biting into a crispy, succulent deep-fried shrimp covered in a light tempura-like batter flavored with the taste of coconut is awesome and scrumptious.
Grilled Prawn with Tomato Almond Gravy Prawns are delicious when grilled. Try this great grilled prawn recipe with a tasty dip to accompany it. See "Cooking with Prawns" for great tips for preparing and cooking with prawns.
Prawns Pepper Fry Batter coated, deep fried prawns spiced with pepper to give an amazing kick to the dish.
Stinky Delight Arbi and Shrimp Vadai This is another variation of taro root dumpling. This dish is an excellent snack dish made of taro root and dried shrimp mixed together blended with few spices and deep fried.
Prawns Kuzhambu with Onion Tomato and Coconut 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.
Talaleli Kolambi Sauted Prawn in Maharashtrian Style Talaleli Kolambi is a very popular dish in the Maharashtrian cuisine where prawns are sautéed in very simple thick spicy gravy. This is a slightly dry curry and taste awesome. Goes well with roti, chapatti etc!
Prawn Malai Curry This delicious, mild curry is so easy to make. The word 'malai' means cream, but this curry gets its creaminess from coconut milk. This is a recipe from Bengal, which is famous for its seafood. Serve it with steamed basmati rice.
Shrimp Prawn Pickle Shrimp prawn pickle, shrimps/prawns heavily spiced, is a fantastic spicy and fiery hot condiment popularly made in the coastal areas of Andhra and Goa. Prawn pickle is a condiment from Goa.
Heavenly jumbo prawns Heavenly jumbo prawns nicely stuffed with a rich butter mixture and topped with cheese and gartinated in the OTG. This is a dish best suited for a candle light dinner.
Shrimps/ Prawns with Drumstick Leaves Drumstick leaves used in any type of curry or stir fries remarkably makes a tremendous difference in the flavours of the dish. Highly nutritious and has a unique taste. Succulent pieces of marinated prawns cooked with slightly fried drumstick leaves along with a tinge of tanginess from the tamarind juice and spices make this dish truly blissful. Goes extremely well with rice, roti or chapatti!
Jinga Hariyali Hariyali Jhinga or Shrimp green curry, is a dry dish made with shrimp/ prawns blended and cooked in fresh green herbs and spices made of fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chillies to give a nice green color to the dish.
Prawns Cooked in Mustard Curry Sauce - Chingudi Besara Chingudi Besara (Prawns cooked in mustard sauce). Prawns are delicious and healthy as well.
Shrimp in Cream Sauce Shrimp in cream sauce is a very delicious creamy, silky dish made with shrimps cooked in a creamy sauce along with ridge gourd.
Asian Noodles with Chicken and Shrimp Asian noodles with chicken and shrimp or Malaysian style Chicken shrimp noodles are a very popular dish among the Indians living in Malaysia. Made with noodles stir fried in a array of exotic veggies, prawns, chicken with a mix of flavourful slurry made with oyster sauce, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup, rice vinegar and dark soya sauce.
Prawns is one of the most hot favorite component to the entire seafood enthusiast and I love making a variety of prawn dishes giving different flavors and new dimensions to suit their tastes.
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