Friday, December 23, 2011

Prawns and Mixed Veg Kofta in Tomato Gravy

A Merry Christmas to you and your Family !

prawn kofta

One more prawn recipe to go, this time with small Prawns. The other day I came across a nice article regarding the health benefits of eating Prawns . 

Sharing some of the important points :
  • Prawns are a good source of Protein which when helps in proper growth and development of body.
  • Presence of minerals in prawns, such as calcium help to maintain healthy teeth and bones.
  • High content of Vitamin B12 and low cholesterol content in prawns contributes to the betterment of cardiovascular health of a person.
  • Contains Omega 3 which when helps in prevention and reduction of the Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
  • Prawns are also rich in Selenium, which is believed to prevent the growth of Cancer cells in the body. 
  • Calorie content is low in Prawns than in meat and beef.
Thus with all the nutritional content in Prawns make it tastier and healthier option over many other food stuff.


Now coming to the recipe. This is a wonderful recipe for kids , especially the picky ones as you  get to include veggies in this dish and it tastes equally great. My daughter loved both the versions  , Koftas with veggies and without veggies :-) Try out this wonderful recipe  this Christmas.V4BPF22KW4PD 

prawn and vegetable kofta

Preparation time : 25 minutes 
Cooking time : 25 to 30 minutes
Serves : 7 to  8

prawn kofta curry

Ingredients  for Kofta balls :
  • 1 lb small prawns
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 2 cups chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 green chilies , chopped finely ( adjust heat level according to your taste)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp fish masala powder
  • 4 tbsp corn flour/besan
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (optional )
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Oil, for deep fry

Ingredients for Gravy :
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 large potato, diced into medium sized cubes
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1, 1"cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ghee/Oil, as required
prawn and veg kofta

  • Shell and wash the prawns, boil for 2 to 3 minutes, grind or pass them through a mincer to make a smooth paste. To it add the rest of the ingredients as mentioned above (except the last 2), mix well and keep aside.
  • Form into small balls or koftas, roll on the bread crumbs. In the meantime, heat oil in a pan and deep fry the kofta balls, not too much at a time. Keep aside.
  • For preparing the curry, fry the potato cubes to a light golden brown color, keep aside. Heat ghee/oil in a pan, add the bay leaf, cinnamon and cardamon and saute till fragrant, next add the ginger paste and fry for a minute or so. Next add onion and fry till translucent.
  • To it add the tomato puree, tomato ketchup, turmeric and cumin powder and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes or until it starts to leave oil on the sides.
  • Add in water , fried potatoes and salt, let cook covered till the potato gets fully cooked and you get the desired consistency. Add the kofta balls a minute or two before removing from the heat.
  • Serve hot with Rice/Paratha/Chapati.  


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  1. Perfect for the festive mood...Merry Christmas.

  2. ExcellenT! Buon Natale to you and yours

  3. Prawns kofta curry looks excellent.. love ur little girl, shez very sweet :)

  4. Delicious blog. Keep cooking!!

  5. Unique and innovative recipe. Mouth watering, spicy, yummy and delicious dish. Feel like having it now.

  6. super delicious recipe.......i luv ur blog very many fish recipes...great job...keep rocking

  7. Looks so tasty and I love your recipe too!

  8. Looks Great! My husband is from India so we do allot of Curry dishes, Thank you for the follow:)

  9. wow plenty of prawns! This looks so flavourful and delicious.
    Happy Holidays!

  10. Super tempting kofta,never tried koftas with prawns,lovely.

  11. Thank you so much for visiting us, I am following your blog since long, being a bong am a fish lover too and this recipe of yours is really tempting, I can eat the prawn whole day long :)

  12. fabulous recipe... looks delicious...

  13. This looks absolutely delicious! I LOVE the colorfulness of it!

  14. Hi Sonali, thanks for visiting my space and leaving a nice comment! Being a Bengali and authentic fish lover, your blog simply blew me away and is a treat for the eyes as well:) Great recipes and yummy photos...Merry Christmas!

  15. So, you love fish, huh? :) Though I don't eat fish, I'm sure many of your recipes can be reinvented with veggies too. Will let you know when I try something. ANd hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment there.

  16. i think will learn more from this site.

    and thanks for following me...i added you to my exchange links already...browse your blog back in my site. Happy Holidays!

  17. Looking good; I can almost taste them; she is adorable.

  18. Lovely close-up of the kofta. I loved the shot of your baby eating and the highlighted points about the prawns. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  19. first time here.only fish hubby loves sea food especially fish and prawns.....i`l try ur recipes surely....

  20. I have got to keep your blog handy. My Hubs loves fish and I am not very talented at cooking it. Lucky for me that I can find great recipes on your blog.

    Happy Holidays!!

  21. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

  22. Never know we can so many recipes on fish ans prawns...Great going..

  23. I enjoy the great information you provide on your blog. On New Year's Day we usually have fish. I know where I am going to come for great recipes. You have some of the best. Merry Christmas:)

  24. What a great blog you have,I'm seafoods lover,so,,I follow yours as well,thanks for checking out my blog,hope we can share our recipe from now on :)

  25. Sonali, I am just blown away by your fish recipes. I will look for the simplest and try one for sure.

  26. Nice fish recipes sonali. Good going

  27. Great recipes, and facts about prawns/shrimp.

  28. thanks for your visit and comment on my blog. im surprised to see the number of seafood recipes on ur blog. though being a seafood lover, i never thot of so many dishes :-) happy to follow u too

  29. Hi
    Thanks for visiting! looking at the niche space u have created for urself in the blogosphere!! If possible try and participate in the event I am hosting-

  30. Hi Sonali, when i first read your blog name i thought you couldn't possible blog so much about fish. I was pleasantly surprised on coming here. Will come back and browse some more before i cook fish curry next time.

  31. wow - all fish recipes....
    Yummy ones...
    Merry Christmas!

  32. Merry Christmas to you too and your family

  33. Hi sonali..thanks for dropping by my blog..loved ur space too..great collection of fish recipes..glad to follow u dear..merry Christmas to u and ur family!! :)

  34. I am sure this tasted awesome from the way your cutie pie is enjoying this dish.

  35. Prawn kofta curry looks yummy and tempting...

  36. Nice blog..I never know that we can make these many varieties using fish..

  37. Tempting gravy sonali. I would love to have it with naan. Simply superb.

  38. Thank you very much Sonali for visiting my blog and leaving a woderful comment...:-) you have a lovely space here too...I was going to ask you why only fish recipe? then I read your profile and I know now...lovely dishes...I hope you had a lovely christmas with your family...

  39. thanks so much 4 all ur lovely comments :-)

  40. Hey thanks for visiting my blog. You have a wonderful space here. I should try out some of your recipes. Keep going. Hima -

  41. delicious!!now I want to complain you,coz you are making me hungry!! :))

  42. yummy koftas.

    I always prepare same as mutton and chicken...we like to eat dry koftas in prawn

  43. Hello Sonali,

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
    You are a fish specialist. I couldn't possibly imagine that you could do so much fish.
    The dishes looks so appetizing and now I know where to head to in case I am scouting for a seafood recipe.

    Your daughter is adorable.


  44. Hi Sonali,
    Love your website! This one especially caught my eye, though I will take time to slowly look through all your other delicious recipes too!


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