Dry shrimps gravy with drumstick and brinjal | dried prawns gravy

Dry shrimps is nothing but dried small prawns my mom will say the name as chanakoni in tamil. But this dry shrimps smells lot and we have to take special care to clean them. One of my colleague friend named vidhya gave me this dry shrimps to me. Credit for posting this recipe goes to her as we din get this dry shrimps for long. When we clean properly and cook the smell reduces to some extent. But the taste will be really good to eat and I love it very much. My SIL only will not like to eat and all others like to have this in my family. Usually we should not cook it seperately and add it to some other veggies or curry in less quantity so that it tastes good.

How to clean the dry shrimps?

First wash in tap water for 3-5 times. Then boil clean water and add shrimps to boil in it for 5 minutes. Switch off the stove and let it rest in hot water till it become luke warm water. Then take the dry shrimps by hands or holed ladle or whichever drains the water. Because the dust will be at the bottom make sure you do not disturb them. Again rinse well in water 2 times and strain it. After the last step the dry shrimps will be left out of dust particles or mud.


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Check the nutritional benefits of dried shrimps

In per 100 grams of dried shrimp nutrients are as follows – surfed:

  • Calories 259 kcal
  • Protein 62.4 g
  • Fat 2.3 g
  • Carbohydrates 1.8 g
  • Calcium 1209 mg
  • Phosphorus 1225 mg
  • Iron 6 mg
  • Vitamin A 210 IU
  • Vitamin B1 0,14 mg
  • Vitamin C 0 mg

Some of the benefits of Dried Shrimps surfed

Prevent Cancer
The mineral content in the shrimp are very good for health. One of them is selenium known to be effective in preventing the growth of cancer cells and is easily absorbed by the body.

Prevent Diseases
Other benefits of the mineral selenium are preventing many diseases such as cardiovascular. In addition selenium is also known as a powerful anti-depressant drugs for patients with depression. While the content of other nutrients in dried shrimp is also good for preventing diabetes especially low glucose content.

Source of Omega 3
Not many know that the shrimp also there are two types of omega 3, namely DHA and EPA. Both types of omega-3 plays an important role in maintaining the health of the nervous system in the body and can prevent many diseases related to the heart.

High Protein
Dried shrimp has a high protein content that is categorized as a good protein and super quality. This protein may play a role in the growth of nails, hair growth, and able to increase muscle mass.

Treat Anemia
Other benefits of dried shrimps are able to overcome anemia. This can occur due to vitamin B is abundant in dried shrimp. The other benefits of vitamin B are able to help stabilize blood pressure.

High Mineral
Various minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, and selenium found in prawns were able to give a positive effect to the body. Minerals widely known in the medical world as a major factor for strong bones and teeth during growth.

One of the biggest benefits of having shrimp is that they can help in weight loss programs.

That’s the benefit of dried shrimp are very good for health. Dried shrimp is more readily available than other kinds of shrimp, the price is cheaper with a delicacy that is not less than the type of large shrimp so you might want to include dried shrimp into your healthy diet.


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Dry shrimps gravy with drumstick and brinjal
  1. Take 3 onions roughly chopped in a mixie jar
  2. Add roughly chopped 1 1/2 inch ginger
  3. Add 15-20 Garlic cloves peeled
  4. Add 1 green chilly to mixie jar
  5. Grind everything well without water to fine paste and keep aside
  6. In a earthen clay pot preferably add 3 tbsp sesame oil
  7. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds
  8. Once mustard splutters add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  9. Add 1 onion finely chopped
  10. Add few curry leaves
  11. Add onion and ginger garlic paste ground before and saute well in oil
  12. Add 1 green chilly cut lengthwise.
  13. Mix everything well and saute for at least five minutes or it leaves oil at the sides
  14. Add chopped 3 tomatoes
  15. Add 1 tsp salt now.
  16. Add 1 tsp turmeric powder
  17. Add 1 tsp cumin powder
  18. Add 1/2 tsp ajwain or omam mix well
  19. Add cut drumstick now and saute veg in oil for 3-4 minutes
  20. Add 1 tbsp chilly powder and mix well till masala binds well
  21. Add 1 tsp coriander powder
  22. Add cut brinjal now and saute well
  23. Add 1 glass of water and allow the veg to cook well
  24. Check for salt and spiciness
  25. To increase spice level add 1 tsp pepper powder.
  26. Add cleaned 200 gms of dry shrimps now once the veg is 90% cooked. Add 2 tbsp thick tamarind pulp. Do not add more than that. Allow it to boil well for 10 minutes.
  27. After 10 minutes all the veg and dry shrimps will be cooked and the oil start leaving at the sides.
  28. Switch off. As the earthen pot is hot enough it will make the veg mushy.
  29. Dry Shrimp gravy is ready to serve with hot rice, idly or dosa. It tastes good the next day.
Recipe Notes

Important instructions to follow

  1. Clean the shrimps properly it may have lots of dust mostly mud when sun dried
  2. Rinse well in luke warm water 4-5 times
  3. Boil it in hot water for 3-4 mins and soak it for 10 mins and strain it by using hands and repeat till you feel comfort that it is clean
  4. While adding in curry or any other recipes add in little quantity till you adjust for the taste and the smell.
  5. Add spice and flavors little more so that the smell of the shrimps is reduced to some extent.
  6. Adding green chilly enhances the non veg flavor instead of the raw smell
  7. Let the veggies cook well at almost 90% and then add the dry shrimps and cook

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