Saturday, 31 January 2015

How to Clean Prawns with Step-by-Step Photos & Video


How to Clean Prawns

I have been planning to post a video on how to clean prawn for so long. Finally I got a chance to create one. Cleaning Prawns is a tedious job which requires patience. Removing the shells is somewhat easier, but pulling off the vein is time consuming one. 

Initially it took me around half an hour to clean 250 gms of prawns, but now it takes only 10-13 mins to clean them completely. You can make the work easier by following two steps. First is to remove the shells of all the prawns and then second step is to devein. I hope the step by step photos and the video will help the people who think cleaning prawns is a rocket science. 

In restaurants, you could see that grilled prawns or barbequed ones would be served along with the tails attached. The tails make it easier to hold the prawns. So you can clean the prawns accordingly with the recipe in your mind.

There are two veins in prawn and people often get confused with which one to remove or some cleans both the veins. The vein present in the upper part of flesh has to be removed. You can post your queries in the comment section or just mail me if you still have any doubts.
If you are looking for Indian Style Prawn Recipes, then do check my post with the collection of more than 20 varieties of prawn recipes.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Oats, Avocado & Nuts Balls - No Bake Energy Balls

 
Oats, Avocado & Nuts Balls - No Bake Energy Balls
Oats, Avocado & Nuts Balls - No Bake Energy Balls

No Bake Oats & Nuts Balls, a healthy and easy to prepare energy balls made from oats, almonds, apricot, avocado, dates and honey. You can try this balls with any combination of ingredients. To avoid butter, I have used almonds and avocado. Adding avocado is optional. You can either use almond, peanuts or sesame seeds. 
Dates & Honey is used as a sweetener. You can also use jaggery / palm jaggery. These healthy can be enjoyed as evening snacks or post workout snacks. If you are looking for some healthy ladoo varieties, then do not forget to check my Collection of more 20 varieties of Ladoo recipes.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Karuveppilai Paneer Tikka / Paneer & Curry Leaves Tikka - Stove Top Method

 
Karuveppilai Paneer Tikka / Paneer & Curry Leaves Tikka - Stove Top Method
Karuveppilai Paneer Tikka / Paneer & Curry Leaves Tikka - Stove Top Method

Karuveppilai Paneer Tikka Recipe, a south-Indian style paneer tikka flavored with curry leaves. It is spicy, flavorful and too delicious. You can serve this with any spicy sauce. 
This is very easy to follow and you can use this tikka as fillings for roti wraps or simply serve this as snack. Similarly, you can use chicken, prawn, cauliflower, mushroom or fish to prepare tikka with this simple method. And do not forget to check my Collection of Easy Paneer Recipes.