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Prawn Ghee Roast

Prawn Ghee Roast

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 25


Serves 3

  • Prawns,shelled and deveined 250 gms

  • Dry red chillies(if you get then use Guntur or Red long Byadgi chilies or any other spicy chilies) 4 nos

  • Whole Black Pepper Corns 1/2 tsp

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp

  • Fenugreek Seeds (Methi) 1/4 tsp

  • Coriander seeds 1/2 tsp

  • Fennel seeds (Saunf) 1/2 tsp

  • Tamarind , soaked in 1/4 cup warm water 1 tbsp

  • Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 tsp

  • Red chilli powder 2 tsp

  • yogurt or curd 1/4 cups

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tbsp

  • Garlic cloves 6 nos

  • ghee 3 tbsp

  • Salt , as per taste 1 pinch


  • 01

    Soak the chillies in warm water for 1 hour, drain the water and reserve the chillies

  • 02

    Clean the prawns, wash and pat them dry

  • 03

    Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup warm water for 10 minutes

  • 04

    Once soaked squeeze the tamarind and extract the pulp

  • 05

    Heat a small fry pan, roast the pepper corns, fenugreek, mustard, fennel ,coriander and cumin, once the spices stop to splutter, switch off the heat

  • 06

    Transfer the spices into a bowl, let it be cool, and grind to make a fine powder

  • 07

    Add the garlic and soaked chillies into a grinder with a splash of water and grind to form a smooth paste

  • 08

    Marinate the prawns with the lime juice, yoghurt, red chilli powder, turmeric and a pinch of salt for 20 minutes

  • 09

    Add 2 tablespoons ghee to a pan, place it on medium flame add the prawns in batches

  • 10

    Fry both the sides until light brown

  • 11

    Remove the prawns from pan

  • 12

    Add garlic chilies paste into the remaining ghee, fry for 2 minutes, add prawns, roasted dry spice powder, remaining marination masala and salt, mix well and cook until oil gets separated

  • 13

    Add tamarind pulp, curry leaves and cook for 5 minutes on low flame, if required sprinkle some water

  • 14

    Add remaining 1 teaspoon ghee on top, mix and switch off the gas

  • 15

    Transfer the Prawn Ghee Roast into a serving bowl

  • 16

    Enjoy it with steamed rice,ghee rice or malabar paratha



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Sara samuael

03 years ago.

it looks spicy and yummy.grat recipe

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