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Kerala Prawn Roast

Kerala Prawn Roast-A quick and easy prawn/shrimp appetizer with just few ingredients.

Kerala prawn roast

Quick and easy Kerala style prawn roast.
Recipe Source: Plateful,You can find the original recipe here.
Prep Time: 5 minutes .
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

  1. Prawns,shelled and deveined- 500 gms
  2. Water – 2 cups
  3. Coconut oil – 2tbsp
  4. Curry leaves-3 to 4 sprigs
  5. salt- to taste

For Masala:

  1. Kashmiri chili powder – 3 to 4 tsp
  2. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  3. Green chilies,sliced- 1
  4. Ginger- 1″ piece
  5. Curry leaves- 1 sprig


  • In a blender, add all the ingredients listed under ‘ For masala’ and grind to form a smooth paste adding sufficient quantity of water.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan add the masala paste ,water ,prawns and salt to taste.Cook over medium low flame until tender.Now increase the heat , cook ,stirring continuously until the liquid evaporate and the prawns are coated well with the gravy.
  • Add the remaining curry leaves and coconut oil.Cook over low heat for few more minutes or until the prawns turn slightly crisp.Serve with rice.


  • Adjust the amount of green chilies and Kashmiri chili powder according to your taste.
  • I halved the original recipe.
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