Monday, July 28, 2008

Hot and spicy Prawn Roast

Prawns!! and the only word that I can recollect is "YUMMY"!! Its one non veg which needs only 2 minutes of cooking.. And you can find prawns in various sizes and colors. I somehow always enjoy eating the tiny ones. Ya, tiger prawns are good if they are barbecued!!
This recipe comes right from Kerala but its my mothers way!! I have had variations of Prawn Roast or chemmeen ularthiyathu but I always loved my mummas prawns roast!!
  • 250 gms - Prawns, cleaned and de-vained
  • 1 tbsp each - Ginger and Garlic, roughly pounded
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1 - Large Onion, Chopped
  • 2 - sprigs of Curry leaf
  • 1 - Green chilly, slit
  • 1 - Tomato, Chopped
  • 1 tsbp - Red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp - Pepper Powder
  • 2 tsp - Garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp - Coconut Oil or Refined oil
  • Salt to taste


  • In a pan, put the cleaned prawns, ginger, garlic, turmeric powder and salt. Add some water and cover and cook for 2 minutes. If the water is not completely evaporated but the prawns is cooked, let the water vaporise.
  • Add some coconut oil(and if you do not like the taste of coconut oil use refined oil) and add the onions, slit green chilly and 1 sprig of curry leaf and saute till the onions turns golden brown
  • Add the tomato and saute well for another 2 minutes.
  • Add all the dry masalas and saute till the masala gets coated onto the prawns.
  • Garnish with the sprig of curry leaf and ginger juliennes and serve with Kerala Boiled rice and mooru curry

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Adipoli recipe...its my favorite too!!