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Shrimp & Prawns in Global Cuisines

Shrimps and prawns are two of the most beloved seafood ingredients in the world. They are used in a variety of cuisines and can be found on menus in restaurants and homes all over the globe. These small but mighty creatures are incredibly versatile and can be prepared in a variety of ways, making them a favorite among home cooks and professional chefs alike.

These delectable crustaceans can be enjoyed in countless ways. From the fiery Thai shrimp curry that tantalizes the taste buds with its bold and exotic flavors to the fragrant Spanish gambas al ajillo, where garlic and shrimp marry perfectly in a sizzling pan, the list of shrimp delicacies is endless. As diverse as the continents on our planet, each cuisine has its unique take on this beloved seafood, making it a global culinary treasure that we all savor with delight.

In this blog, we will explore some of the most popular ways that shrimps and prawns are used in different cuisines around the world. We’ll take a closer look at some of the most popular dishes from various countries and regions, including Japan, Thailand, Spain, Greece, and Brazil.

Discovering Shrimp & Prawns in International Cuisines

Whether you’re a seafood lover looking to try out new recipes or a curious foodie interested in exploring the world’s different cuisines, this blog is for you. Get ready to dive into the wonderful world of shrimp and prawns and discover some amazing dishes that are sure to become new favourites in your kitchen.

Thai Shrimp Curry

One of the most famous and beloved Thai dishes is shrimp curry, or “kaeng khiao wan goong” in Thai. This curry is made with coconut milk, green curry paste, and a variety of vegetables, such as eggplant, bamboo shoots, and bell peppers. The shrimp are added towards the end of cooking and are simmered in the curry until cooked through. The dish is typically served with rice and garnished with fresh herbs, such as Thai basil and cilantro.

Italian Shrimp Scampi

In Italian cuisine, shrimp are often used in pasta dishes, such as shrimp scampi. This dish is made with spaghetti or linguine, sautéed shrimp, garlic, white wine, and butter. The shrimp are cooked in garlic and butter until pink and tender, then the wine is added and reduced to create a rich, flavorful sauce. The dish is typically finished with a sprinkle of parsley and lemon juice, which adds brightness and acidity to balance out the richness of the sauce.

Spanish Gambas al Ajillo

Gambas al Ajillo, or garlic shrimp, is a popular tapa (appetizer) in Spain. The dish is made with shrimp that are cooked in olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes until they are pink and tender. The shrimp are then served with plenty of fragrant oil and some crusty bread for dipping. This dish is simple but flavorful and is perfect for sharing with friends over a glass of wine.

Japanese Ebi Fry

In Japan, shrimp are often used in fried dishes, such as ebi fry. This dish is made with breaded and deep-fried shrimp that are served with tonkatsu sauce, which is a sweet and tangy sauce made with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other ingredients. The shrimp are typically served with shredded cabbage and lemon wedges, which help to cut through the richness of the fried shrimp and sauce.

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche

Ceviche is a popular dish in many Latin American countries, including Mexico. Mexican shrimp ceviche is made with cooked shrimp that are marinated in lime juice, chili peppers, onions, and cilantro. The acid from the lime juice “cooks” the shrimp, giving them a tender texture and a bright, fresh flavor. The dish is typically served with tortilla chips or tostadas and is perfect for a hot summer day.

Indian Prawn Curry

In Indian cuisine, prawns are often used in curries, such as prawn curry or “jheenga curry.” This dish is made with a tomato-based sauce that is flavored with a variety of spices, such as cumin, coriander, and turmeric. The prawns are added towards the end of cooking and are simmered in the sauce until cooked through. The dish is typically served with rice or naan bread and is perfect for a cozy night in.

Chinese Kung Pao Shrimp

Kung pao shrimp is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine that is made with shrimp, peanuts, and chili peppers. The shrimp are stir-fried in a spicy sauce made with soy sauce, vinegar, and other dish are typically served with steamed rice and is perfect for those who love spicy, bold flavors.

Greek Shrimp Saganaki

Shrimp saganaki is a Greek dish that is made with shrimp cooked in a tomato-based sauce with feta cheese and herbs. The shrimp are first sautéed in garlic and olive oil, then simmered in a tomato sauce with onions, peppers, and herbs. Feta cheese is added towards the end of cooking and melted into the sauce, creating a creamy, tangy flavor. The dish is typically served with crusty bread and is perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Brazilian Shrimp Moqueca

Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian stew made with seafood, coconut milk, and palm oil. Shrimp moqueca is a popular variation that features shrimp cooked in a rich, flavorful sauce made with onions, garlic, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Coconut milk is added to the sauce, giving it a creamy texture and a hint of sweetness. The dish is typically served with rice and is perfect for a cozy night in.

As you can see, shrimps and prawns are used in a wide variety of cuisines around the world, each with its unique flavors and preparations. Whether you prefer them grilled, fried, or simmered in a rich, flavorful sauce, there is a shrimp or prawn dish out there for everyone. So next time you’re at the seafood counter, consider trying a new recipe from a different cuisine and explore the endless possibilities of this delicious and versatile ingredient.

In a Nutshell,

To put it simply, shrimps and prawns are versatile and delicious ingredients that can be used in a variety of cuisines around the world. Whether you’re in the mood for spicy Thai curry, creamy Greek saganaki, or crispy Japanese ebi fry, there is a shrimp or prawn dish out there for everyone. So next time you’re planning a meal, consider incorporating shrimp or prawns into your recipe and explore the endless possibilities of this tasty seafood.


Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

In our series of delicious and easy-to-make seafood recipes, we bring you yet another lip-smacking dish called the Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice. This dish combines succulent shrimp with aromatic cilantro and zesty lime rice to create a flavourful and healthy meal that’s perfect for any occasion. Soft, succulent shrimp are sautéed to perfection and served with a bed of cilantro lime rice, which is made by cooking rice with fresh cilantro and lime juice. The combination of these two ingredients creates a deliciously fragrant and zesty flavour that complements the shrimp perfectly.

This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also versatile and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. You can add other ingredients like avocado, black beans, or roasted corn to make it even more delicious. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a dish to impress your guests, this Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

The origin of the dish is unclear, but it is believed to have originated in the coastal regions of Mexico, where the seafood is abundant and readily available. Shrimp, in particular, has been a staple in Mexican cuisine for centuries, and this recipe is a testament to the country’s love for fresh and bold flavors.

Over time, the dish has evolved, and many variations of the recipe have emerged, with different ingredients and cooking methods used. However, the core elements of shrimp, rice, cilantro, and lime remain the same.

Today, Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is a popular dish served in many restaurants and homes across the world. It is not only delicious but also healthy, with shrimp being a rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids and rice providing a good source of carbohydrates.

So, let’s get started and whip up this delicious meal in no time!


For the shrimp:

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the cilantro lime rice:
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

    To prepare the bowl:

    • 1 avocado, sliced
    • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/4 cup diced red onion
    • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges


    • To make the cilantro lime rice, combine uncooked rice, water, and salt in a medium saucepan.
    • Bring the rice to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover with a tight-fitting lid.
    • Simmer the rice for about 18-20 minutes, or until it has absorbed all the liquid and reached the desired level of tenderness.
    • Once the rice is done, remove it from the heat and fluff it with a fork. Add lime juice and cilantro, and stir to combine.
    • Cover and keep warm.
    • For the shrimp, whisk olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
    • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they turn pink and are cooked through.
    • To assemble the bowls, divide the cilantro lime rice among four bowls. Top each bowl with cooked shrimp, sliced avocado, halved cherry tomatoes, diced red onion, and crumbled feta cheese.

    Serve the shrimp bowls with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.

    And (finally!) sit back and enjoy!

    Chef’s Note: Feel free to customize this recipe to your liking by adding or substituting your favourite ingredients for example you can add corn, and black beans, or even give it a healthy twist by adding a salad dressing of your choice.

    So, whether you’re a seafood lover or just someone who appreciates good food, Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is a recipe that is sure to delight your taste buds.

    Poila Boisakh Special!

    Chingri Macher Malai Curry

    It’s Poila Boisakh (Bengali New Year!) and we bring you the classic mouth-watering Bengali dish involving fresh succulent prawns cooked in creamy coconut milk laced with aromatic spices.

    Chingri Macher Malai curry or Malaichingri is an iconic Bengali dish that is widely popular in the Indian subcontinent. This delectable dish is made with preferably Tiger Prawns (Bagda Chingri), or giant freshwater prawns (Golda chingri) cooked in a creamy coconut milk gravy (malai) and seasoned with a special combination of aromatic herbs and spices. Coconut milk and cashew nut paste are used to give the dish a rich and creamy texture. Typically eaten with steaming rice, the dish makes for a hearty and filling addition to any meal. Whether you’re a seafood lover or a curry aficionado, this recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more!

    A traditional Bengali dish- Chingri Macher Malai Curry has a rich history and cultural significance in the region. The word “Chingri” means prawn or shrimp in Bengali, and “Malai” means cream or coconut milk. One school of thought theorizes that this prawn recipe appears to have entered Bengali kitchens through interactions with Malaysian traders; as a result, “malaikari” is actually “Malay” curry that over time became transliterated as “malai” curry.

    The recipe for Chingri Macher Malai curry has evolved since, with different regions and families adding their own unique twists and flavors. Today, it is a beloved dish in Bengali cuisine and is often served at special occasions and celebrations like Poilaboisakh

    Chingri Macher Malai curry is not just a delicious and flavorful dish but also represents the cultural heritage and culinary traditions of the Bengali people.

    Has your mouth started watering yet?

    Right! Let’s get started with the recipe

    Yields:  6 servings

    What we need-


    • 500g medium-sized prawns, deveined and cleaned
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons ginger paste
    • 2 tablespoons garlic paste
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
    • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
    • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
    • 2 green chilies, slit
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 2 cardamom pods
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • Salt to taste
    • Sugar to taste
    • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, and cardamom pods, and sauté for a few seconds until fragrant.
    • Sauté the chopped onions until golden brown.
    • Add ginger and garlic paste and sauté for a minute until the raw smell goes away.
    • Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder to the pan and sauté for a few seconds.
    • Next, we add a little oil to a separate pan and cook the prawns for 2-3 minutes until they turn pink. Once done, remove the prawns from the pan and keep them aside.
    • We come back to our sautéed spices and add coconut milk to it and stir well. Add salt and sugar to taste and let the sauce simmer for 5-6 minutes.
    • Add the cooked prawns to the pan and mix well. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
    • Add green chilies to the pan and mix well. Continue cooking for another minute and then turn off the heat.
    • Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves on top and serve hot with steaming rice

    (& finally!) Enjoy the rich delicious flavors of Chingri Macher Malai curry!

    Shubho Noboborsho!

    Seafood Boil!

    A flavourful, one-pot yet simple recipe that makes for a quick seafood hack

    A seafood boil is just everything that makes for a delicious seafood fiesta. This one-pot recipe is a popular and delicious meal that originates from the southern United States. Typically served as a communal meal where a large pot of seafood and vegetables are boiled together and then dumped onto a table covered with newspaper. That’s it! Easy to make, easy clean up, and lip-smackingly delicious.

    Seafood boil originated in the coastal regions of the southern United States, particularly in Louisiana. It is thought to have been influenced by traditional Cajun and Creole cooking, which often incorporates seafood and spices. Over time, seafood boil has become a beloved and widely enjoyed meal across the southern United States.

    Eating a seafood boil is a hands-on experience that is perfect for gatherings with friends and family. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make a classic seafood boil with shrimp, crawfish, crab legs, smoked sausage, corn, potatoes, and onions.

    With that being said! Let us now get started with our dish.


    • 2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 1 pound of crawfish, cleaned
    • 1 pound of crab legs
    • 1 pound of smoked sausage, sliced
    • 4-5 ears of corn, shucked and cut into thirds
    • 4-5 red potatoes, quartered
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
    • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup of Old Bay seasoning
    • Salt, to taste
    • Water


    • Fill a large pot with water and add the Old Bay seasoning and garlic. Bring to a boil.
    • Add the potatoes and sausage to the pot and let them cook for about 10 minutes.
    • Add the corn and onion to the pot and let them cook for an additional 5 minutes.
    • Add the crawfish and crab legs to the pot and let them cook for 2-3 minutes.
    • Add the shrimp to the pot and let them cook for 1-2 minutes, or until they turn pink.
    • Drain the seafood and vegetables from the pot and transfer them to a large serving platter or table covered with newspaper.
    • Squeeze lemon wedges over the seafood and sprinkle with salt, to taste.

    And finally! Serve hot and enjoy the deliciousness of this classic southern seafood boil.

    Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

    Simple but a classic favorite, this recipe makes for a delicious addition to any meal for any occasion

    Shrimp cocktail is a classic appetizer that has been enjoyed for decades, with its popularity spanning across the world. The dish typically consists of cooked shrimp that are chilled and served with a flavorful cocktail sauce.  This classic appetizer is often seen on special occasions such as weddings, holiday gatherings, and dinner parties. The simplicity of the dish, combined with the shrimp’s flavorful and juicy texture and the tartness of cocktail sauce, have made it a classic favorite. Whether served on a bed with ice or in an elegant cocktail glass, A shrimp cocktail is a perfect way to kick off any meal and leave a lasting impression.

    Tracing back to the early 20th century in the United States, the dish was first served in seafood restaurants in New York and San Francisco and quickly gained popularity as an appetizer. The original recipe for shrimp cocktail consisted of poached shrimp that was served cold with a simple cocktail sauce made of ketchup, horseradish, and lemon juice.

    The popularity of shrimp cocktails spread throughout the country, and by the 1960s, it had become a staple on the menus of many restaurants and bars. In the 1980s, the dish experienced a resurgence in popularity, with many upscale restaurants putting their own spin on the classic recipe. Variations of the dish included the addition of avocado, tomato, and cilantro, among other ingredients.

    Today, the shrimp cocktail remains a popular dish at many restaurants and is often served at special occasions and events. While the original recipe has remained relatively unchanged, chefs continue to experiment with new flavors and ingredients to create unique twists on the classic dish.

    So then, let’s get started with the recipe!

    What we need


    1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

    1/2 cup ketchup

    1/4 cup prepared horseradish

    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    1 lemon, cut into wedges

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Ice cubes


      • Prepare the shrimp

      Rinse the cooked shrimp in cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Make sure to remove any tails or shells that are still attached. Set aside.

      • Make the cocktail sauce

      Take a small bowl and mix in ketchup, prepared horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

      • Chill the cocktail sauce

      Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the cocktail sauce until you’re ready to serve.

      • Arrange the shrimp

      Take a large serving bowl and place the cooked shrimp on the bottom of the bowl. You can also use individual cocktail glasses for a more elegant presentation.

      • Add ice

      Fill the bowl or glasses with ice cubes to keep the shrimp cold.

      • Serve the cocktail sauce:

      Take the cocktail sauce out of the refrigerator and serve it on the side, either in a separate bowl or in individual ramekins. You can also place a lemon wedge on the side to add some extra freshness.

      • And then Enjoy!

      Dip the shrimp into the cocktail sauce and take a moment to enjoy the flavors of your classic shrimp cocktail.

      Delicious? Told you so!

      Corn and Shrimp Succotash

      A traditional Southern American dish- Shrimp And Corn Succotash is a simple yet mouth-watering dish that combines fresh shellfish with sweet summer corn, vibrant cherry tomatoes, and fresh herbs all in one skillet! It’s a delicious and healthy meal that can be enjoyed any time of the year and is great for gatherings too. Here is a flavourful, straightforward recipe for Shrimp and Corn Succotash.

      What’s a Succotash?

      A southern classic, Succotash is a dish that primarily consists of sweet corn and lima beans or other shell beans. You can include heirloom tomatoes, okra, red bell peppers, jalapenos, or bacon. Succotash can be enjoyed as a side dish as well as a main course.

      Succotash is a well-balanced dish with several health advantages. Beans and corn both include a lot of fiber, which aids in weight management, and corn is a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals that support good vision.

      Having health and taste on our side, let’s get started with our dish!

      For Ingredients we need:

      • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
      • 4 ears of fresh corn, shucked
      • 1 red onion, diced
      • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
      • 2 cloves garlic, minced
      • 2 tbsp. olive oil
      • 2 tbsp. butter
      • Salt and pepper, to taste
      • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
      • 2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
      • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
      • Lemon wedges, for serving


      • Set the oven to 400°F to begin. Place the hot baking sheet with the shucked corn on it, and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until just faintly browned.
      • Take the corn out of the oven and allow it to cool.
      • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter and heat it over medium heat in a big skillet. Once the butter has melted, add the diced onion and garlic to the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
      • Cut the corn kernels off the cob and add them to the skillet along with the cherry tomatoes. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes have softened and released their juices.
      • In a separate skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once heated, add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side.
      • Add the cooked shrimp to the skillet with the corn and tomato mixture. Add in salt and pepper to taste and stir slowly to combine.
      • Remove from heat and stir in the fresh parsley, basil, and thyme. Serve hot with lemon wedges for a bright burst of flavor.

      The Chef’s Corner

      • For a creamier succotash, you can also add a splash of heavy cream or coconut milk to the skillet with the corn and tomatoes. This will give the dish a rich and velvety texture that pairs perfectly with the tender shrimp.
      • If you’re looking to add some heat to your succotash, you can also add a diced jalapeño pepper to the skillet with the onions and garlic. This will give the dish a spicy kick that balances well with the sweet corn and savory shrimp.
      • To make this dish even more nutritious, you can also add some chopped spinach or kale to the skillet with the corn and tomatoes. This will add a dose of vitamins and minerals to the dish, as well as some extra texture and flavor.
      • When serving this dish, be sure to squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top for a bright and zesty finish. This will help to cut through the richness of the succotash and add some extra tang to the dish.

      Shrimp and Corn Succotash is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for any occasion. With its fresh, seasonal ingredients and bold, Southern flavors, it’s sure to become a new favorite in your recipe repertoire. So go ahead and give this recipe a try today – you won’t be disappointed!

      Garlic Butter Prawns

      It’s quick, it’s easy to make, and the flavors are truly irresistible. The sumptuous combination of butter, garlic, and parsley creates a savory and aromatic sauce that perfectly complements the tender prawns. Whether it is for a special dinner to serve your family or to impress your guests over brunch, this garlic butter prawns recipe is a surefire hit.

      Garlic prawn/shrimp stir-fry is a standard dish for both Asian and Western households. There is one in every community and household. Simple salt, pepper, a splash of white wine, lemon juice, and parsley are typically used to season butter garlic prawns in Spanish, Italian, and English cuisine. Soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, garlic, and spring onions are the main ingredients in Chinese-style garlic prawns. Fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce, or chilies are used to season Thai garlic prawns. While coriander and crushed red pepper flakes add flavor to the Indian style of cooking butter garlic prawns.

      Getting back to our dish.Garlic Butter Prawn is a versatile dish that can be served as an appetizer or a main course, depending on your preference. You can pair it with a variety of sides such as rice, pasta, or crusty bread. This recipe is simple and requires only a few ingredients, making it perfect for a quick and easy meal. Plus, the fresh parsley and lemon wedges add a pop of color and freshness to the dish, making it not only delicious but also visually appealing. The aroma of garlic and butter cooking together is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. So, let’s dive into the recipe and create a truly delectable dish that everyone will love!

      Garlic Butter Prawns

      Serves 4


      • 1 lb large prawns, peeled and deveined
      • 4 cloves garlic, minced
      • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
      • 1 tbsp olive oil
      • Salt and pepper, to taste
      • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
      • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


      • Take a large skillet and melt butter with olive oil over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, for about 1 minute.
      • Add the prawns to the skillet and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Cook the prawns for 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and slightly golden brown.
      • Add the chopped parsley and stir the prawns around in the garlic butter mixture.
      • Serve the prawns immediately with lemon wedges on the side.

      And that’s it! Enjoy your delicious garlic butter prawns!

      Bon Appetite!

      Prawn Patia: Experience Tangy Flavour with this Unique Parsi Dish

      If you are a lover of different kinds of authentic Indian seafood, there is a chance you might have tasted the delicious dishes made from shrimp. The shrimp and the ingredients largely vary within the states. The cooking procedures for these dishes are also different. All these factors make one dish unique in flavour and appearance from another.

      More About Prawn Patia:

      In this blog, we will be talking about one such unique dish made from this tasty seafood. This one is a tasty dish prepared by the Parsis. The Parsis have a prolonged connection with India, living predominantly in the Western States of India. They prepare a dish known as Shrimp Patia, known for its unique tangy combination of sweet and spicy flavours.


      If you are up for some delicious and tangy treat made of shrimp, you can definitely try this dish. Do not forget to source the main ingredients, the shrimp, from a leading shrimp manufacturer in India. Below, you will find a list containing all the main ingredients:

      • Shrimps (250 Grams)
      • Vegetable Oil (2 Tablespoons)
      • Finely Chopped Onion (1 Cup)
      • 2 Finely Chopped Green Chilli
      • Tomato Puree (½ Cup )
      • 10 Curry Leaves
      • Ginger Garlic Paste (1 Tablespoon)
      • Cumin Powder (1 Teaspoon)
      • Turmeric Powder (½ Teaspoon)
      • Granulated Sugar or Grated Jaggery (½ Teaspoon)
      • Cilantro Leaves

      Cooking Procedure:

      After gathering all these ingredients, heat the oil on a medium-sized frying-pan. Once it’s heated, put the curry leaves and let them pop in the hot oil. Stir the leaves for at least 20 minutes. Once done, add the Chopped Onions and stir for 5 minutes.

      After stir-frying the Curry leaves and Onions, it’s time to fry the Green Chillies. When you feel that it’s cooked properly, add the Tomato puree. Keep stirring until the oil separates from the Onion and Chilli Mixture. Stir for 5 minutes and add all the spices one after another. Stir for 5 minutes, and ensure that the spice does not stick to the bottom.

      Once the raw fragrance of tomato disappears, add the grated jaggery/sugar and vinegar. Add some water and cook again for 5 minutes. Now, it’s time to add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp off the heat and season with salt and Cilantro leaves.

      Now, you are ready to relish Authentic Parsi Shrimp Patia. Serve it hot with rice and dal. It can be a great side dish for lunch or dinner. Grab shrimp from well-known shrimp manufacturers in India. They will be able to provide you with the finest quality shrimp that you can use to prepare several delicious dishes.

      Recipe for Prawn Koliwada: A Unique Dish that has a Mumbaikar Vibe

      Apart from its busy lifestyle and commercial importance, the city of Mumbai is noted for its unique variety of food. If you thought that the city only offers you a range of Pav dishes (Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Misal Pav and so on), you are wrong. Thanks to the city’s proximity to the coast, you can get different dishes made of seafood as well.

      Origin of Prawn Koliwada:

      Here, we will share with you the recipe for Prawn Koliwada, which is one of the famous dishes of Mumbai. It originated in the bustling area of Koliwada and was invented by a Punjabi chef. However, the dish does not have a dominant Punjabi tangy taste. It is made of prawns, so you must source it from a well-known seafood export company.


      Let us look at the primary ingredients you need to prepare this delicious dish from Mumbai.

      • Prawn (250 grams)
      • Cooking Oil (1 Cup)
      • All-Purpose Flour (1 Tablespoon)
      • Ginger Garlic Paste (1 Tablespoon)
      • Lemon Juice (1 Tablespoon)
      • Gram Flour (2 Tablespoons)
      • Salt (1 Tablespoon)
      • Coriander Powder (1 Tablespoon)
      • Red Chilli Powder (1 Tablespoon)
      • Curd (2 Tablespoons)

      Steps for Cooking Prawn Koliwada:

      After deveining and washing the prawns, make a mixture to marinate them. Use the Ginger Garlic Paste, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder and Lemon Juice to prepare the marination. Keep the prawns in this mixture for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

      After marination, squeeze the extra moisture out of the prawns. Add all-purpose flour, gram flour, lemon juice, curd and cooking oil to prepare a batter. Mix all the spices with the prawns and prepare them for deep-frying.

      Check the temperature of the oil in the cooking pot and add the prawns one by one. Maintain a medium temperature throughout the frying process. Take the prawns out of the cooking pot when they achieve a rich golden brown colour on both sides.

      Once you are done with all the batches, you can serve them hot. Serve the fried prawns with a dash of green chutney or Chaat Masala.

      Now you are ready to enjoy the delectable Prawn Koliwada. It goes great as a starter dish, but you can serve it as a fried item during any big meal. To ensure an unparalleled great taste, you should give importance to sourcing the prawns. Get in touch with a leading seafood export company near you. They are reliable sources who can provide you with raw materials for your dish of the finest quality.

      Try a Different Flavour by Preparing Kung Pao Prawn

      If you are a fan of Indo-Chinese foods, you must have tried the spicy concoctions of different kinds of meats and seafood. Prawns are a staple item in this delicacy, and you can find them in different foods, including mixed fried rice.

      A Brief About Kung Pao Prawn:

      However, if you are both a lover of prawn and the Indo-Chinese delicacy, here is a dish that will surely make your mouth water. We are talking about Kung Pao Prawn. You must have tasted or heard about the dish prepared with chicken. However, using prawns can also offer you a delectable dining experience.


      Before sourcing other ingredients, you must find top-quality prawns from a leading seafood exporter. The quality of the seafood is much required for the perfect taste.

      Here are the ingredients that you will need to prepare the dish:

      • 400 grams large raw prawns; fresh or frozen
      • Cornflour (1 Tablespoon)
      • Light Soy Sauce (2 Tablespoons)
      • Tomato Puree (1 Tablespoon)
      • Unsalted and Roasted Peanuts (85 grams)
      • Large Whole Dried Chillies (3 Pieces)
      • Finely Grated Ginger (1 Small)
      • Finely Chopped Garlic (2 Cloves)
      • Onions and Bell peppers

      Steps for Cooking:

      In the initial step, you must season the prawns with soy sauce and ground white pepper. Stir-fry the sauce with other ingredients and mix them in a bowl.

      Roast the Ground Nuts or Cashew Nuts on a pan with a drizzle of oil. Set it aside once the nuts are crispy and obtain a golden colour.

      After that, stir-fry the prawns in a low amount of oil for at least 2 minutes. Once the prawns gain a golden brown colour, remove the pan and set it aside.

      Add the Dried Chillies, Gingers, Onions and Bell peppers to the pan. Add them gradually and Stir fry all for a few seconds. Toss the pan after adding the bell peppers.

      Now, place the fried prawns back and toss them in the Kung Pao Sauce. After the sauce becomes thick and glossy, sprinkle the roasted nuts and spring onions on top.

      You are now ready with a bowl of Kung Pao Prawn. As an Indo-Chinese food, you can savour it with a plate of Noodles or Fried Rice.

      As you can see, Kung Pao Prawn is a delicious food that you can have for both lunch and dinner. However, sourcing the prawns from a trusted seafood exporter is a vital need. You can communicate with a trusted source who can offer you fresh prawns anytime.