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KERALA STYLE PRAWN ROAST | CHEMMEEN ROAST

Ingredients

  1. Prawns- cleaned and deveined- 2 cups
  2. Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  3. Ginger -crushed- 1 tsp
  4. Garlic crushed- 1 tsp
  5. Shallots -sliced- 1/2 cup
  6. Coconut pieces-1/4 cup
  7. Green chilies -cut vertically- 1 or 2  nos( optional)
  8. Fenugreek seeds powder-1 pinch
  9. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  10. Cococnut oil- as required

For marination

  1. Kashmiri chili powder- 2 tsp
  2. Black pepper powder-1 tsp ( or to taste)
  3. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  4. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  5. Garam masala powder-3/4 to 1 tsp
  6. Salt to taste

Method

  • Combine prawns with  all the ingredients for marination and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,let it splutter.Now add ginger,garlic,shallots and coconut pieces.Saute for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Now add green chilies and fenugreek powder.Mix well for few seconds.
  • Add the marinated prawns and curry leaves.Add more salt if required.Cover and cook over medium low heat, just until done.
  • Add more curry leaves ,if desired.
NOTE
For best results use homemade garam masala.

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32 Comments

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    Michaela Samant
    February 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    oooh lovely, have to try

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    Divya A
    February 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    First click is awesome… delicious roast.. Looks so good!!!

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    Princy Vinoth
    February 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Looks super good.what amazing clicks..especially the first one.

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    Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi
    February 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    trust me my mouth is watering like anything…so so good it looks

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    Poornima Nair
    February 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    The clicks make it all the more tempting…delicious!!!

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    Zareena
    February 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    mmmm…. amzing prawns roast… Couldn't resist this.. Mouth watering clicks.

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    S
    February 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    lovely…. !!

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    Unknown
    February 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Like all the dark toned pictures.

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    Anonymous
    February 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Love the first pic…the shrimps are making me drool
    Shema

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    Unknown
    February 26, 2013 at 5:09 am

    wow….i love it!! looks super spicy.!!

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    Familycook
    March 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Beautiful pics, delicious prawns!

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    Anonymous
    November 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

    nice photography…. 🙂 tempting

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    Unknown
    January 5, 2014 at 5:00 am

    My daughter made this the other day, perfect…reminds me of Kerala

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      Kurryleaves
      February 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Thank You Beena for trying it out!!!!Happy that it worked well for you!!

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    Anandam
    June 2, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Very nice. I made it and came out very tasty.

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    Unknown
    June 2, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I have prepared this. It came out really yummy

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    recipe for good health
    July 5, 2014 at 9:04 am

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    Saranyaaa
    March 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    A must try, if you like Kerala cuisine and prawns!!!!!
    My hubby and bro loved it… One of my hit preparation
    Thanks a lottttt,………

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      Kurryleaves
      August 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Hi Sharanya ..Thank You for the feedback…so happy your family loved it..

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    Unknown
    August 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Lovely recipe! Should this be prepared in coconut oil?

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      Kurryleaves
      August 30, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      Thankyou Aiswarya…coconut oil works best for this recipe..in case you don't have coconut oil ,use vegetable oil
      Regards
      Vidya

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    leslie jose
    October 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

    this ingredients is for how much quantity of prawns?

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    Kurryleaves
    October 20, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    2 cups cleaned.

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    Unknown
    June 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Super! I tried and came out very good

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    Ash
    July 24, 2016 at 4:41 am

    I tried your recipe and it turned out perfect …everyone at home loved it…I've tried so other recipes , but it didn't turn out like the chemeen I tasted in Kerala …your recipe is amazing

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      Kurryleaves
      November 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Thank You Aiswarya.So happy that it worked well for you.

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    Ash
    July 24, 2016 at 4:45 am

    I tried your recipe and it turned out amazing … I have tried other recipes but it didn't taste like what I tasted in Kerala.. Only your recipe turned out exactly the way I wanted

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    Unknown
    September 30, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Looks good!

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    Unknown
    September 30, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Wow!

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    Janaki
    December 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Tried and it came out awesome. Entire Family luved it!Thanks! 🙂

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    Siddhilicious
    January 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Loved this recipe. Cooked prawns for the very first time using this recipe and we licked the pot clean :). Thank you!

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    Unknown
    December 29, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    I tried it and its yummmm. Thank you for posting this recipe

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