Nimi's Culinary Ventures

Prawn Roast

                  Prawns..that was the one listed on my menu.Usually when I get ready to clean prawns,my younger ones cleans them before me …Ican say a bit more precisely that you can see flying prawns…In short after I  finish up with the cleaning work he’ll be smelling “prawns!”

1kg prawns
2 cups shallots sliced
2-3 green chillies (julian Cut)
1 piece ginger(finely cut)
3-4 cloves of garlic (finely cut)
1 tsp  Fennel Seeds
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

For marinating prawns
1/2 tsp yellow turmeric powder
1tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp vinegar

  • Clean the prawns and marinate them with turmeric powder,chilli powder,garam masala powder,vinegar and salt adding a little water.Keep it aside for about 15 minutes.
  • Deep fry and seperate the prawns.
  • In the remaining oil ,add the finely cut garlic,ginger,fennel seeds,green chillies and saute them well.
  • When the onions are translucent add the prawns and mix well.Add 1/2 cup of water and cover it with a lid and cook on medium flame.When the prawns are well cooked remove from fire.
  • Now pour  2-3 tbsps of oil and saute the remaining sliced shallots with curry leaves till they change  turn brown.
  • Mix the fried onions with the cooked prawns.
  • The roasted prawn is now ready to be served!


  1. Zia Elle

    May 25, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Nice your prawns Nimi! I can feel the smell!!

  2. Faiza Ali

    May 26, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    That looks awesome, Nimi..And well presented.

  3. Nimi SunilKumar

    May 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Faiza & lidia..thnks for ur compliments!

  4. Shabs..

    May 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Superb da…loved the colour and presentation….photo valuthu idoo kutti…

  5. ARUNA

    May 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Awesome Nimi……i loved the recipe and both the clicks r just fantastic. Am glad u bumped into my blog, u have a cool space here…..let me go thru ur other posts too! Great job.

  6. Nimi SunilKumar

    May 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    thnk u aruna & shabs!

  7. PranisKitchen

    May 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    the prawnroas looks delicious yarr..what a lovely color..nice platter..
    do drop by sometimes in parniskitchen.nice space u have

  8. ~ Lopa

    May 31, 2010 at 10:26 am


    Thanks for dropping by at my blog…
    You have got a wonderful blog going … loved it 🙂

  9. nandini

    August 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Hello first time to ur space and found some of my favourite traditional kerela recipes. Like this one…My all time favourite. Like ur recipes .will keep visiting.

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