January 30, 2014

Prawns Roast

4.4. Food (9)This is sure to ignite your taste buds. Adapted from the Chemmeen Roast recipe provided by Marias Menu, this helped me take my husband back to his college days spent in Chennai when he and his friends used to visit the local dhabas to eat their regular porottas and beef roast. A mix of various masalas and prawns, this dish can be used as a side dish with any varieties of Rotis or Rice


  • Prawns (250 gram)
  • Ginger (1 tbsp. minced)
  • Garlic (1 tbsp. chopped)
  • Green Chilli (1 slit lengthwise)
  • Onion (1 chopped)
  • Tomato (1 chopped)
  • Chilli powder (1 tbsp.)
  • Coriander powder (1 tbsp.)
  • Turmeric powder (1/4 tsp.)
  • Cumin powder (1/2 tsp.)
  • Pepper powder (1 tsp.)
  • Coconut (a handful optional)
  • Coconut milk (1 cup)
  • Tamarind (2 small pieces)
  • Oil
  • Curry leaves


  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add ginger, garlic and stir. Then add green chilli and continue to stir
  • Next add chopped onion and sauté well
  • When the onion turns golden yellow, add the tomato and sauté
  • Next add the masala powders ( Chilli, Pepper, Turmeric, Cumin & Coriander ) and mix well
  • Now add the coconut milk and mix well
  • When it boils, add prawns, tamarind, salt, coconut if required and cook till its done
  • Wait until the coconut milk is drained completely
  • Add some oil and remove from the stove
  • Garnish with curry leaves


If coconut milk is unavailable it can also be substituted with 3 tbsp. Maggi Coconut powder (mixed with hot water) available in most Asian stores

Best combination of this recipe would be with Ghee Rice which I will be also posting soon

Adapted from Prawns / Shrimp / Chemeen Roast from Marias Menu

Have a great day! Hope you all enjoyed this post. As usual please do provide any comments and help me improve my new found hobby
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