My daughter has become addicted to prawns off-late especially after eating this prawn curry with rice / idlis. This has the goodness to vegetables like brinjal & drumstick which normally toddlers don’t eat when prepared separately. Wondering how to make your kid eat nutritious veggies, this curry is one way to feed their taste buds as well as fulfill their nutritional needs. Try it, your kids will love it.
Medium size Prawn – 12 to 14 (cleaned and deveined)
Medium size Shallots – 8 ( chopped )
Small tomato – 1
Brinjal – 1
Drumstick – 4 inch pieces
Garlic – Crushed
Ginger – Chopped
Fennel seed – ½ spoon
Cinnamon – 1/4th inch
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
Coriander seed powder – ½ spoon
Cumin seed powder – ¼ spoon
Pepper powder – a pinch
Coconut milk – 1 table spoon
Salt to taste
Oil (Any cooking oil, I prefer Olive oil as its very good for both physical and mental health )
1. Heat some oil in a pan. Add Fennel seed and cinnamon.
2. Once the fennel seeds turn slightly brown add curry leaves and chopped onions. Saute till the onions turn golden brown.
3. Add chopped Ginger and crushed garlic
4. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seed powder and pepper powder
5. Add tomato, brinjal and drumstick. Sprinkle some water and cook for a 5 mins ( Till the vegetables are cooked well )
6. Add the prawn and salt. Add one cup of water and cook for 5 mins
7. Add coconut milk, simmer and cook for another 5 mins.
8. Add coriander leaves
Serve with hot rice / idlis
Goodness of Prawns
Seafood like crabs, prawns and squids are considered to be high in cholesterol, which creates a doubt among people whether it is healthy or not to consume / feed prawns. Prawns are low in fat though the cholesterol level is higher than in fish. The cholesterol content in five prawns is equivalent to 100gm of roasted chicken breast meat and 10 prawns matches the cholesterol content of one egg yolk. Apart from increasing the HDL (the good cholesterol) levels, eating prawns helps decrease blood triglyceride levels. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B, B12, B6, and D. Minerals such as potassium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium are found in prawns. This mineral, selenium, induces DNA repair and can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.