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 plus in their favor though, is that they're really tasty!
India's coastal regions have an abundance of seafood, so prawns are prepared in a multitude of ways. Here's just a small sample of what you can do with them.
This creamy prawn curry is a north Indian delicacy. Eat it with Jeera Rice.
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.
In this popular Malwani (from the western coast of India) curry, the delicate flavors of coconut are a perfect complement to the taste of the prawns.
This delicious Goan curry tastes great with plain steamed or boiled rice. It can also be made with fish or chicken if you so prefer.
Make any occasion even more special by serving this delicious one-dish meal. Jhinga Biryani goes really well with a green salad and raita of your choice.
This dish is delicious and remarkably easy to make. The prawns must be marinated so be sure to factor in the extra preparation time required.
Serve these delicious, golden, crispy fried prawns with Mint-Coriander Chutney.
Prawn Curry Puffs are so yummy, I guarantee you won't be able to stop at just one... or two!!! The tangy, hot, slightly sweet filling goes brilliantly with the pastry casing, making this a delicious and wholesome snack!
This dish is simple and really quick to make. Serve it with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice and a lentil dish.
The Goans from western India are experts at pickling different types of meat and fish. Here is a simple recipe for a delicious pickle made with fresh prawns. It tastes great with boiled rice.