Spruce up your mundane meals with this yummy dish
Konkani Baby Prawns Chutney or Ambad Ki Chutney, as called in the Konkan region, is a popular dish to be served with the main dishes and is common in the Konkani households. Apart from its appealing look, this dish got the perfect balance of spice and tanginess. It can be eaten with chapatis and is mainly eaten with ‘Chawal ki Roti’, chapatis made of rice flour. This chutney is very different to any other North Indian chutneys, the use of prawn and jackfruit seed cooked along with coconut, red chillies and amchur (dried raw mango) bring blasts of flavour in the mouth at once.
Dry Prawn Chutney is much loved in Konkan region and is also a Mangalorean recipe. Its salty, spicy and tangy taste makes it most loved during the monsoon season. Konkan regions, being near the coastal area, are exposed to a lot of sea foods and prawns are one of the most consumed ones.
Not only do prawns taste great but also come with loads of health benefits. Prawns are a rich source of Vitamins B-6, B-12, which helps to produce energy in the body, build muscle and repair red blood cells. Prawns contain useful sources of minerals like iodine, zinc and selenium. Iodine helps to support the correct function of the thyroid gland, whereas zinc and selenium support the immune system. They are a source of protective antioxidants, which lessen the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer and are beneficial for skin.