Kerala Prawn Roast

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Cleaned and deveined prawns : 2 cups
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Ginger crushed : 1 tsp
Garlic crushed : 1 tsp
Shallots (sliced vertically) : 1/2 cup
Onion sliced : 1 large sized
Green chilies (sliced lengthwise) : 3nos
Curry leaves : 1 sprig
Tomatoes : 2 medium sized sliced
Fenugreek powder : 1 pinch
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder : 1 tsp
Black Pepper powder : 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Garam masala : 1/2 tsp
Oil : 3 tsp
Salt : as needed
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Prawn roast is one of my favorite sea food dish. Fortunately my mother cooks it very well. She prepares all sea food items very well. When ever I am going back to Kerala, I inform my mother in advance to collect some prawns. It is easily available in our place because of the proximity to the Neendakara Fishing harbor. Let me share this recipe with you.

Preparation of Spicy Prawn Roast.

  1. In a pan or a clay pot heat 1 cup water along with prawns, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and fenugreek powder. Cover the lid and allow it to boil for approximately 20 minutes (till it cooked).
  2. Mean while, heat a frying pan and pour oil. Add the mustard seeds and when they starts crackling add the shallots, onion, sliced green chillies and curry leaves. Saute it very well till the onion becomes brownish.
  3. Add the tomatoes, ginger, garlic, red chilly powder and coriander powder to the pan and saute it.
  4. When the prawns are cooked, add the #3 to to the clay pot along with garam masala and salt. Mix it and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  5. When the water dries up, add 1 tea spoon oil to the pot and saute well.
  6. Serve it along with steamed white rice.

Tried it?

If you have tried it let me know how it went. I will be very happy, if you love my mothers dish.

This entry was written on March 3rd, 2018 by in Non Vegetarian and tagged with , , , , , , , , . Last revised on March 9th, 2018.

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  • July 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I tried it and tastes so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • October 17, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      Glad to know you like it Soumya 🙂

  • June 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks for the menu will try it out today

  • December 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Thanks renoos! will try tonight!

  • September 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Tried it yesterday and I must say it was yummy!! My hubby loved it

    • September 5, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you Lakshmi for trying the recipe and dropping the feedback. Really glad to know that the recipe was helpful for you. Keep in touch.

  • August 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you all.

  • August 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Yummy………………………. great & delicious

  • August 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Nice One.


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