When it comes to sea food, very few are as versatile as prawns. From Pulao, Spaghetti, and curry to salad, you can add prawns to any dish and take it to the next level. You could either buy fresh prawns or pick out frozen prawns. If you are grabbing frozen prawns, make sure that you defrost them properly before you cook them.
Are you a prawn lover who is looking for easy-to-cook prawn recipes that you can whip up and relish in no time? Lucky for you, we have come up with 5 lip-smacking Indian prawn recipes that will leave you drooling.
Goan Prawn Curry
It is spicy, and sour and gives you a burst of flavour that will tease your taste buds like never before. The hero ingredient in this prawn recipe is coconut. Mix garlic, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, tamarind, grated coconut, coconut milk, turmeric, pepper, and Kashmiri red chilli in a blender to prepare the ground paste that you will be using for this curry. To make the gravy, sauté curry leaves, onions, ginger, and tomatoes in coconut oil. Next, add the ground paste and bring it to a boil and let it simmer for at least 10 minutes before you add frozen prawns and let it cook for 10-15 minutes.
Not a big fan of mutton or chicken biryanis? Why not indulge in a prawn pulao instead? All you need to do is heat a pan and add cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon, peppercorns, green cardamoms and onions. Sauté till the onions turn golden and then go ahead and add prawns, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and chopped coriander. After a few minutes, add rice, salt, water and coconut milk and cover the pan. Cook till the prawns and rice are nicely done and then turn off the heat. We recommend you use medium or large prawns by ITC Masterchef to prepare this prawn pulao recipe. Their frozen food range is a hit amongst culinary enthusiasts as they are made using high-quality ingredients.
Kerala Style Fried Prawns
Looking for an appetiser for your next dinner party which will make your guests swoon? We present to you a juicy and tasty prawn dish that is a prawns lover’s dream. This prawn recipe is perfect for people who don’t like cooking or aren’t good at it. You simply need to heat a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, turmeric, chillies and a drop of lemon and add your prawns after a few minutes and fry them till they are crisp. Make sure that you use pure coconut oil to fry your prawns as they will give your prawns a distinctive taste. We recommend you use Jumbo + Prawns by ITC Masterchef for the best results.
Prawn Makhani, also known as Prawn Butter Masala is nothing but juicy prawns cooked in a creamy and flavourful gravy. For this recipe, you need to marinate the prawns with salt, Kashmiri red chilli powder, and ginger garlic paste and then sauté them and keep them aside. For the gravy, you must sauté butter, onion, green chillies, Kashmiri red chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder before you add your tomato puree. Next, add cream and mix well before you add the prawns cook for a few minutes and then let it simmer for at least 10-15 minutes. Stock up your refrigerator with ITC Master Chef’s frozen vegetables, prawns and other frozen food and ensure that you are always prepared to entertain last-minute guests.
Prawn Balchao is a Goan-style Prawn pickle which is sweet, spicy and tangy and something that your tastebuds will thank you for. Typically, Prawn Balchao is made and stocked for the monsoon season when it is difficult to get hold of fresh prawns. To make the spice mixture, blend chillies, pepper, cumin, mustard, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and vinegar in a blender. In a heated pan, sauté onions, tomatoes and curry leaves and then add the spice mixture and cook till the raw smell disappears. Add prawns and sugar and cook till the water from the prawns evaporates and you get a thick gravy consistency.
So, which of these Indian prawn recipes are you most thrilled to try? Love cooking but always in a hurry?Bring home ITC Master Chef’s frozen food range today and make cooking in a time crunch fun and exciting!