Easy prawn roast in just half an hour

Preparation Time

8 minutes

Cooking Time

22 minutes




Easy prawn roast in just half an hour

Freshwater prawns are abundantly farmed in Kerala, especially across the coastal belt. Fresh and juicy prawns have a distinct texture and flavour which suits all kinds of cuisines. Here is a recipe of delicious prawn roast which can be relished with rice, tapioca or chapathi.


500 gm prawn/shrimp (cleaned and shelled)

15 shallots (chopped)

5 - 10 green chilli

50 gm ginger (finely chopped)

50 gm garlic (finely chopped)

Curry leaves

150 gm tomato (diced)

2 tbsp chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tbsp pepper powder

1/4 tbsp turmeric powder

1/4 tbsp garam masala

4 - 5 tbsp tamarind water

100 ml coconut oil

Salt as per taste


Heat oil in a wok (kadai)

Sauté the chopped shallots, green chillies, ginger, garlic and curry leaves for 10 - 12 minutes

Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric and garam masala

Mix it well

Add the tomatoes and cook for a while

Pour a little bit of water into this mixture

Add the cleaned prawn/shrimp and tamarind water

Cook for 10 minutes with the lid on

The tasty prawn roast is ready

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