Many people think ghee is not good for health. Well, in excess, nothing is good for health. Some pregnant women are stuffed with carbohydrate filled foods doused in ghee while the only activity they are supposed to do is sit and feed the new born. Excess carbohydrates and ghee and no real activity will surely turn you into a football. So, keep your ghee limited and give your body the workout it needs at all times.
Ghee, in restricted quantities, has a list of benefits, of which one is that it helps in strengthening your bones, so once in a week try and include ghee in your diet. It can also be included in a low carbohydrate diet as we did for the 500 grams of de-veined prawns yesterday.
5 tbsp ghee
1 onion finely chopped
2.5 tsp flax seeds powder
8-10 curry leaves
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
½ tsp cumin powder (jeera)
2 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya)
2 tsp garam masala
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp pepper powder
1 tsp salt
Apple Cider vinegar (as needed)
*Mix the marinade in a bowl, adding the vinegar between the different ingredients.
*When it becomes a thick paste, evenly apply the same on the prawns and keep it in the fridge overnight.
(We limit the chilli because of the kids and because we consume it without the traditional rice, chappati or bread that would generally help reduce the spiciness. You can generously add the most important Indian spice according to your taste buds).
For the masala:
*Take a pot and put 4 tbsp of ghee
*Fry finely sliced onions (though we make it without the onions)
*Once onions are fried, put the marinated prawns and cook on high flame
*The prawn will release water so keep stirring until the water dries up and the ghee floats
*Then add 2 ½ tsp flax seeds powder, 8 curry leaves and 1 tsp lime juice and stir gently
*Reduce flame and let it cook for 2 minutes
The kids enjoyed this tasty prawn ghee roast with ghee rice and I had it with a simple leafy salad. So, stay healthy! Be fit! Love your food!