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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Prawns roast! first prawns recipe!!! Ok, for those of you who are not used to my exclamation marks and these kinds of remarks from me, I get excited very easily..he he! Hence the unbridled enthusiasm! This is my first prawns recipe, and I have adapted it from one of my favorite blogs, Edible Garden. So Nags, this one's for you! By the way, this was in turn adapted from Varsha, who runs the Will o the Wisp. So Nags and Varsha, this one's for you guys! BTW, in case you want to have the authentic recipe from where I originally adapted it, you can find it right here Kerala-Style Chemmeen / Prawn Roast - A Spicy Treat.

  • 500 gms prawns- cleaned, deshelled and deveined
  • 2 garlic pods, finely chopped
  • 1/4"piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 10 shallots (small onions-kunjulli)- finely chopped or 2 medium sized onions, finely sliced
  • 1 medium sized tomato finely chopped or 2 small tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (All spice powder)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel/cumin seeds (perinjeerakam)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil (coconut oil is the best, however, I used Sunflower oil)
  • Curry leaves- loads!
  • Salt to taste
  • Clean the prawns thoroughly using vinegar, lemon juice and salt. De shell and devein them.
  • In a sauce pan, heat the oil and add cloves.
  • After about 10 seconds, add the mustard seeds, fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  • Once they pop, add the ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute till they give out a nice aroma.
  • Now add the onions and some salt. Fry till the onions turn light brown.
  • Mix the turmeric, chilly,coriander and pepper powders with the vinegar and water and add this paste to the pan. Lower the flame at this stage and saute till the oil separates from the mixture.
  • Add the tomatoes and saute till mashed completely.
  • Add a little salt at this stage.
  • Finally add the prawns. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on a low flame. Don't overcook the prawns otherwise they will become hard.
  • After 10 minutes, check salt levels, and garnish with curry leaves and a tablespoon of oil.
Tada, scrumptious prawn roast is ready! Here's the final picture.
So, what do you think? Do let me know, okay? So, have a great weekend guys. Take care and God bless!


  1. Yum prawns,this roast makes me hungry..

  2. Thanks Neetu,for the kind best wishes for your blog,have fun! :)

  3. Thanks Neets. Would you mind linking to the original recipe on the site? That would be great!! :)

  4. Hi Nags, done :)

    Suja, my dear, thank you once again for the kind words.

    Varsha, thank u!

  5. Gud One...........
    next tym u should try d kodam PuLi version .............
    It will be more tastey .................

    Best Wishes Neetz


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