Side Dishes

Prawn Roast Recipe

Prawn roast is a spicy seafood recipe popular among the people from the South Indian state called Kerala. The unique combination of spices would speak away the speciality of Kerala seafood cuisine.

½ kg Prawns
1 tablespoon Ginger finely chopped
1 tablespoon garlic finely sliced
1/2 tablespoon Turmeric powder
1/2 tablespoon pepper powder
1 medium Cambodge / Kodampuli
1 sprig Curry Leaves
Salt to taste

for making the Masala
1 cup medium sized shallots
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
Cooking oil for roasting
2 tablespoons Coconut bits finely sliced
Salt to taste
Wash and clean the prawns, keep it aside. Mix all the marinating ingredients like turmeric powder, Cambodge / Kodampuli, pepper powder, ginger, curry leaves and salt. Marinate the prawns with the above mixture. Cook the marinated prawn pieces in a pan, cover the lid of the pan while cooking. Add 1-2 tablespoon of water to it and make sure the prawn pieces are not overcooked. Typically, the prawn pieces will be cooked by the time the water gets evaporated. Heat some oil in a deep frying pan and add the shallots. Saute it in a low flame and when it attains a light golden brown colour, add the spice powders like chilli powder, garam masala and coriander powder. Saute it really well and add some oil as per the requirement. Meanwhile, fry the coconut bits separately and add it with the above recipe. Sprinkle some salt for the taste and cook it for further 10 minutes. Using a long handled ladle stir the contents in between and when the contents are roasted enough, transfer it to a serving bowl. Garnish it with some coriander leaves and sliced tomato pieces. Serve it hot with rice or chapati.


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