Desert locust|MADAG in local language-Desert locust which we call MADAG in local language is one of the most devastating migratory pests in the world.
It is highly mobile and feeds on large quantities of any kind of green vegetation, including crops, pasture, and fodder.
A typical swarm can made up of 150 million locusts per square,
kilometre and is carried on the wind, up to 150 km in one day.
Even a very small, one-square-kilometre locust swarm can eat the same amount of food in one day as about 35 000 people.
As locust consider halal in Islam.
As Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) clearly permitted its consumption.
However, in the Hadith of Sunan Abu Dawud and Musnad Ahmad quoted earlier.
Similarly, Ibn Abi Awfa (Allah be pleased with him) asked concerning the consuming of a locust and he said:
“I fought with the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) in six or seven battles.
Also, we used to eat it (locust) with him. “ (Sunan Abu Dawud, no: 3806)
Prophet said: Two things are allow to eat they even dead,
Locust and Fish bloods are allow, the Kidney and Spleen.
Directly dry or fry the desert locusts for a nutritious meal, as the locusts are rich in proteins it’s also know as prawn of sky.
Locusts can consumed whole or milled into granular form adding they contain high levels of the amino acid methionine. From these, proteins, fats, chitin, minerals and vitamins could extracted for mass food and feeds markets.
I have heard my grandparents that they use to catch locust and consumed them with the rice,
as locust biryani or smoked them on the coal.
I have tasted it my self it’s like you are eating a lays chips.