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Health Benefits of Prawns Pickle

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Explore the amazing health benefits, nutritional facts and interesting insights about Prawns Pickle ! Our traditional Prawns Pickle has a lot of advantages and purposes in adding it to regular diet since ancient times, one will be surprised to know the health benefits of Prawns Pickle and here in this article we discuss all of it. If you are a Prawns Pickle lover do try it from Kandrafoods, organic and homemade Prawns Pickle maker.

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Nutritional Value

  • Carbohydrates - 14 g
  • Fiber - 2 g
  • Protein - 14 g
  • Calcium - 92 mg
  • Prawn is low in calories and high in protein. It contains all nine amino acids.
  • With a high amount of zinc and antioxidants, it helps in improving the immunity system and prevents cell damage. 
  • Calcium and other minerals help in strengthening bones and muscles. 
  • Vitamin content helps in increasing energy levels and restoring red blood cells. Along with iron, it prevents fatigue and anemia
  • Ginger has antioxidants that prevent oxidative stress and boosts immunity.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with muscle pain and menstrual cramps.
  • It can prevent nausea, morning sickness, gastrointestinal problems. 
  • Antioxidants in garlic support brain health and help in reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
  • Cumin powder has antioxidants, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It supports the central nervous system and improves memory power.


  • Prawns contain a good amount of Omega-3 fatty acid which can lower blood pressure and prevent the risk of a heart attack. It is ideal to be included in a healthy diet.
  • Prawns are a good source of selenium, a cancer-preventing agent which can lower the risk and development of a tumor.
  • Balchao is a similar pickled dish of Goan cuisine which is also prepared with fish or pork.
  • The tradition of pickling originated in Tigris Valley using Cucumbers brought from native India in 2030 BC
  • Other popular non-vegetarian pickles of India include Chicken and Mutton pickles.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • A significant quantity of one or two tablespoons of Prawn pickle can be consumed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • It is perfect for lunchtime as a side dish for curd rice.

Eat along with:

  • It can be eaten alongside lunch or tiffin varieties

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • It is advisable to eat in moderation.
  • Not to consume if allergic to prawns.

Story/History of recipe

Prawn pickle is common in South India especially in Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. It is more famous and originated from southern coastal regions. The Kerala special prawn pickle is locally known as Chenmeen Achar. There are minor variations between pickles made in different parts of India based on the spices.

Recipe Ingredients, Preparation Steps and Occasions Served

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    The following are the ingredients needed to prepare Prawn pickle,

    • Prawn - 500 g small-sized
    • Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tablespoons
    • Vinegar - 1/4 cup
    • Green chillis - 5 numbers
    • Mustard seeds - 3 teaspoon
    • Fenugreek seeds - 2 tablespoons
    • Cumin seeds - 2 tablespoons
    • Red chilli powder - 1 tablespoon or as preferred
    • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
    • Salt as required
    • Oil - ¼ cup

    Preparation Steps

    1. Wash and clean prawns. Dry it using a white cloth.
    2. Marinate the prawns with salt and turmeric powder and let it rest for a few minutes.
    3. Dry roast the spices like mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds separately for a couple of minutes and grind them into a fine powder.
    4. In a pan, fry the marinated prawns in around a quarter cup of oil for five to six minutes.
    5. Drain the oil and keep the fried prawns aside.
    6. Dry roast the spices like mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds separately for a couple of minutes and grind them into a fine powder.
    7. In the same pan add a teaspoon of mustard seeds, ginger garlic paste and green chillis and saute it for a few minutes.
    8. Add the prepared powder, vinegar, and fried prawns. Give the contents a good mix.
    9. Switch off the flame and transfer it to a dry jar. Make sure to use a clean and sry spoon while serving.
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