Ginger Prawn Spiced curry

Ginger prawn:

Prawn is a common name for small aquatic crustaceans with an exoskeleton and ten legs, this variety of seafood will be soft and delicious with the simple recipes. Naturally, Prawn is sweet so we can add either more spices in the recipe or more sweet sauce to enhance the taste according to our preference to treat our taste buds. Here we have chosen the option of Indian style ginger curry which goes well with rice or roti.

Ginger prawn curry
Ginger prawn curry

Ingredients:

Prawn de-shelled and washed-1/4 kg

Onion chopped-1

Tomato chopped -1

Ginger grated 1 tsp which enhances the flavor and aroma

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Chilli powder-1/2 tsp

Salt -1 tsp

To Grind:

Ginger 1 inch size peeled

Garlic 5 pods

Cumin seeds-1/4

Fennel seeds-1/4

Coriander seeds-1 tsp

Cinnamon stick 1-inch long-1 pc

Cloves-3

pepper-1/4 tsp or few

Almond-4nos

Heat pan and roast the above items for 2 minutes and grind to a smooth paste

To season:

Oil-2 tbsp

Fennel seeds-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-2 pinches

Curry leaves-1 twig

Coriander seeds-1 fist full to garnish

Method :

  1. Wash and clean prawns, add turmeric powder, salt mix and keep aside.
  2. Heat wok with oil add seasoning item, once pops add curry leaves, chopped ginger and Onion saute until golden yellow.
  3. Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder 1/4 tsp (if you prefer) and chili powder, add a cup of water and allow it to boil for few minutes.
  4. Add fresh grind masala to the cooking mixture, when the mixture boils add the prawns to cook in the mixture let it be cooked for 4 more minutes.
  5. Finally, add chopped coriander leaves and transfer to the serving bowl. yummy ginger prawn is ready to serve.

 

 

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Salmon delight

Salmon delight:

Salmon and lime are incredibly yummy, easy and fast. Just Garnish and cook.

By using the microwave to cook salmon, it keeps the salmon moist, and it stops the house from smelling like salmon.  Microwave adjust your cooking times accordingly. Otherwise, cook on the pan by adding a few drops of Olive oil or butter. Salmon absorbs the added ingredients easily on medium heat cooking.

The recipe with minimal effort and less time consuming to prepare.

Here are 11 amazing health benefits of salmon.
  • Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. …
  • Great Source of Protein. …
  • High in B Vitamins. …
  • Good Source of Potassium. …
  • Loaded With Selenium. …
  • Contains the Antioxidant Astaxanthin. …
  • May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease. …
  • May Benefit Weight Control.

    11 Impressive Health Benefits of Salmon – Healthline
    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-benefits-of-salmon

    Method to prepare:

Salmo-250 gms

Salt-1/4 tsp

Black pepper-1/4 tsp

Butter or Olive oil-1 1/2 tsp

Shallots-2 (finely chopped, optional)

Garlic -2 pods (finely chopped)

lime juice-1 tbsp

Herbs as you wish(parsley, mint or coriander)

Method:

Wash and peel skin, Sprinkle salt, pepper, drizzle few chopped onions, garlic, herbs, smear some olive oil or butter and lemon juice.

Cook (pan or microwave)for 5 to 7 minutes.

Delicious Salmon delight is ready to serve.

 

 

 

 

Prawn Pepper Curry

Prawn Pepper Curry:

Aromatic Indian spices have innumerable health benefits, which adds taste and smell to the non-vegetarian dishes. Indigenous food of Chettinad is prepared with aromatic spices in a specific proportion as masala. Nowadays, we travel overseas for the sake of job and studies, conventionally we are adapted to that taste. Even though, we hang on our mouthwatering aboriginal recipes. It has an unshakable unique place.

Prawn Pepper Curry is simply awesome with the roasted fresh ground masala. Combination-Roti, Naan, Plain cooked rice, and rasam.

Prawn Pepper Curry
Prawn Pepper Curry

Masala Ingredients to grind:
Red chili-3

Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Cumin-1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

Elaichi-1

Cinnamon- 1/2 inch

Cloves-2

Coriander seeds-1 tbsp

Coconut grated -2 tsp (for aroma)

Roast all and grind to a smooth paste.

Ingredients to prepare Curry:

Prawn- 500 gram

Onion-1 big

Tomato 1 big

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Pepper powder-1/2 tsp

Salt-1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

Curry leaves-1 twig

Coriander leaves chopped to garnish

Oil for seasoning

Method:

1.Deshell and devein prawn, wash thoroughly mix with the turmeric powder and salt, keep aside to prepare.

2. Roast above-mentioned masala in a teaspoon of oil and grind to a smooth paste.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil season it with few fennel seeds, add ginger garlic paste saute for a while, add chopped onion saute till it gets translucent now add chopped tomato and little salt cook it becomes mushy.

4. Mix fresh ground aromatic masala with the other ingredients, add one cup of water allow it to boil well for 5 minutes.

5. Finally, add prawn and cook for 3 more minutes in medium flame, sprinkle some pepper powder mix well.

Scrumptious Prawn pepper curry is ready to serve, garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prawn Curry

Prawn Curry:

Prawns are often considered to be large-sized shrimp, although, in reality, the two come from different families. Still, prawns taste similar to shrimp and have a similar nutritional profile. Delicious prawn or Shrimp Curry is aromatic and palatable dish it can be done in gravy or semi gravy or in dry masala form with the below-mentioned method of preparation.

Prawn Masala
  Prawn Masala

Prawns are a good source of unsaturated fat, which makes up the majority of its fat content. Unsaturated fats can help improve your blood cholesterol levels when you eat them in place of saturated or trans fats. Prawns, like other fish and shellfish, are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids — essential fatty acids your body does not produce. Omega-3s can reduce inflammation and your risk of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis, as well as help with brain function. While prawns are a low-fat food and contain many healthy fats, they are also rich in cholesterol. 

Prawns are a good source of unsaturated fat, which makes up the majority of its fat content. Unsaturated fats can help improve your blood cholesterol levels when you eat them in place of saturated or trans fats. Prawns, like other fish and shellfish, are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids — essential fatty acids your body does not produce. Omega-3s can reduce inflammation and your risk of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis, as well as help with brain function. While prawns are a low-fat food and contain many healthy fats, they are also rich in cholesterol.

Despite the high cholesterol content, prawns are still a healthy alternative protein source.

While prawns are a healthy food choice in general, they are also naturally high in sodium. 

Ingredients :

Prawn- 250gms

Finely chopped Garlic-1 tsp

Onion-2 big chopped

Ginger garlic paste- 1 heap tsp chopped

Tomato-2 chopped

Curry leaves-2 twig

Coriander chopped-2 tbsp

Masala powder-1 tsp

Chilli powder – 1tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Tamarind extrac-1 1/2 tsp

Salt-1 tsp

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1. Wash and discard shell, marinate with salt, finely chopped garlic and turmeric powder set aside.

2. Heat oil, season it with fennel seeds, add chopped onion fry till translucent, add chopped tomatoes fry till it leaves its skin.

3. Add ginger garlic paste and curry leaves till it looses its raw smell, now add all masala powder one after the other add salt and allow it to boil for five minutes in medium flame, let it be in semi gravy form.

4. Heat another pan  spray some oil, shallow fry marinated shrimps for not more than two minutes.

5. Add fried shrimps to the boiling masala and allow it to cook for 3 minutes.

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6. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves on top mix well and switch off the stove.

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Fish cutlet

Fish cutlet:

Chettinad is famous for its specially ground spices,hot and spicy masala is the secret of every recipe. The wonderful blend of masala gives an aromatic and vibrant taste to the non vegetarian varieties. We normally do fish curry,fish fry, chilli fish etc..but rarely concentrate on fish cutlet, here is an easy way of preparing cutlet at home with simple steps. No wonder you will enjoy the taste.

Fish cutlet
Fish cutlet

Ingredients:

Fish fillet- 100 gms (I have used sheela variety)

Potato-1 medium size

Onion-1 medium size

Coriander,curry leaves-fistfull

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Chilli powder-1 tsp

Sambar masala powder-1 tsp

Cumin powder-1/2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

Bread crumbs-1 small cup (3 tbsp)

Maida-1 tbsp

Corn flour 1 tsp

Method to prepare:

Step-1: Wash fish and bring it to boil with 1 cup of water, add salt and turmeric powder while boiling , let it boil till the fish gets opaque approximately 3 minutes.

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Step-2:  Discard skin and thorn from it, crumble it and keep aside.

Step-3: Boil Potato peel skin and mash it.

Step-4: Chop onion, coriander and curry leaves.

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Step-5:  Take a wide bowl, add crumbled fish, mashed potato, chopped onion, chopped greens, ginger garlic paste,masala powder, cumin powder, salt and chilli powder.Mix it all well, Divide in to small lemon sized balls.

Step-6 : In a small cup put the corn flour, maida,pepper and salt 1/4 tsp each, add water and dilute it to a thick milk. (I use this for coating instead of egg)

11423954_906037126104565_1909936458_oStep-7: Slightly flatten the balls with your palm,dip it in to the maida milk, immediately to the bread crumbs, make the same.

Set inside the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.(This can be prepared in large amount the previous day for gathering or to pack for lunch box)

Step-8: Shallow fry the prepared cutlets,such that both the side gets cooked crispy, in medium flame.

serve with fresh cream,mint chutney or tomato sauce.

Recipe courtesy –  Manu srinivasan.

 

Sura puttu

Sura puttu/Shark scramble:

Are you a fish lover? Here is a wonderful recipe of sura puttu to experience the complete taste of fish. Mild spices added and very less oil is used to prepare this dish,moreover preparation method is very simple .This sura puttu recipe is on request of my followers, I referred to many articles to get the perfect recipe. This is the first time I made this sura puttu and it came out well to share the recipe in this blog.

Sura puttu
Sura puttu

Ingredients:serves 2 person

Sura/Shark fish-150 gms

Onion-1 chopped

Garlic-5 pods-chopped

Ginger chopped 1 inch

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Chilli powder-1 tsp

salt-1/2 tsp

Green chillies- 2

Method :

Boil a cup of water in a pan, add 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder.

Wash and add fish pieces to the boiling water,cook for 3 minutes and switch off stove.

When it comes to narmal temprature drain water,peel skin and discard thorn.Crumble boiled fish.

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Heat wok and add 1 tsp of oil,add some fennel and cumin seeds.

Add chopped Onion,garlic, green chillies and ginger saute for a while till it gets transparent.

Add curry leaves ,chilli powder,salt and crumbled fish stir well cook in low flame for 5 to 8 minutes until it gets slightly brown.

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Sprinkle some crushed pepper and coriander leaves. Sura puttu is ready to serve.

Note:

Ginger garlic paste can be used instead of chopped ginger garlic.

Garam masala if you prefer.

Cooking time is important to get the correct form.

 

 

 

Chettinad stylePrawn masala

Prawn/Shrimp masala:

The term shrimp and Prawn,Shrimp is applied to smaller species,Prawn is never applied to very small species. It is applied to most of the larger forms.

Both has the similar taste and goodness.Wonderful spices added to enrich the taste of shrimps,shrimp masala will be great in taste,spicy,delicious curry with great combination of rice and roti,

Prawn masala
Prawn masala

Healthcare  suggestions:

Prawns are a good source of unsaturated fat, which makes up the majority of its fat content. Unsaturated fats can help improve your blood cholesterol levels when you eat them in place of saturated or trans fats. Prawns, like other fish and shellfish, are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids — essential fatty acids your body does not produce. Omega-3s can reduce inflammation and your risk of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis, as well as help with brain function. While prawns are a low-fat food and contain many healthy fats, they are also rich in cholesterol.

Despite the high cholesterol content, prawns are still a healthy alternative protein source. While prawns are a healthy food choice in general, they are also naturally high in sodium. Prawns are a great source of Vitamins B-6, B-12, and Niacin, which help the body produce energy, build muscle and replenish red blood cells.
Prawns contain significant amounts of iron, a mineral that is essential for the body to effectively distribute oxygen.Eating prawns helps build strong bones because they contain phosphorous, copper and magnesium.

It may cause allergic in some cases.

Ingredients:

Prawn/Shrimps-1/4 kg

Onion-1 big chopped

Tomato-1 big chopped

Curry leaves-2 springs

Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp

Masala powder- 2 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Salt-3/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste-1 heap tsp

Coriander leaves chopped-2 tsp

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To marinate:

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Chilli powder-1 tsp

Lemon juice-1 1/2 tsp

Method:

Clean, discard shell and de vein  shrimp.

In a wide bowl add shrimps, salt,chilli powder, and lemon juice mix well and keep aside.

Heat pan with 1 tbsp of oil and saute marinated shrimps for 3 minutes,keep it ready.

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Heat another pan with 1 tsp of oil season with fennel seeds,add chopped onion,garam masala powder and saute for a while,add curry leaves and ginger garlic paste.

Cook in low flame till the raw smell changes,add chopped tomato  saute for a minute.

Add masala powder and turmeric powder and salt,mix it well by adding 1/2 cup of water.

Let it get reduced and incorporate well,at this stage add pre-fried prawn,allow it to cook along with the masala not more than 3 to 5 minutes.

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When it is done perfectly transfer to the serving dish garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Note:Careful while cooking prawn if you cook for a long time it will become rubbery and tasteless.

Can add some freshly fried and coarse grind coriander powder, add along with garam masala powder.