Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Prawn Roast in Kerala Style | Chemmeen Roast | Prawn Recipes

Prawn Roast

I was searching the net for a different variety of Prawn recipe and I got this Prawn Roast / Chemmeen Roast in Kerala style from Kurry leaves. The recipe is simple and the addition coconut pieces, tempts me to try the recipe. I did a very little variations to it and the outcome is a very tasty and Spicy Prawn Roast with tiny bits of coconut pieces tastes awesome. 

You can view other prawn recipes below
Prawn 65
Prawn gravy
Prawn cutlet

Prawn Tikka
Crispy Prawns

Now lets see how to make Prawn Roast in Kerala Style.

How to make Kerala style Prawn Roast

How to make prawn roast
Preparation time: 40 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Serves:4
Recipe Category: Side Dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Prawns - 30 to 40 (I used frozen)
Coconut pieces - 1/4 cup
mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion - 2 (cut length wise)
Green chillies - 2 (cut lengthwise)
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring (20 to 25)
Coconut Milk - 1/4 cup (optional - original recipe does not have)
Grated Coconut - 2 tsp (optional)
Oil - 2 tsp
To Marinate

Kashmiri chilli powder - 2 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste


1. Marinate the prawns with the list of ingredients given under marination.

2. Let it rest for 1 hr.
3. In a pan, add oil and when hot add the mustard seeds and the fenugreek seeds.
4. When the mustard seeds splutter, add in the onion, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and green chillies.
5. Saute them well.
6. Add in the coconut pieces and fry them for 2 to 3 min.
7. Add in the marinated prawns and cook them by sprinkling little water.
8. Mix them well. Check for the salt and also add the grated coconut.
9. I added little coconut milk, as I felt that the prawns are very spicy.
10. When they are thick or when the oil oozes out, then switch off the flame.
11. Garnish with coriander leaves and onion and serve

Prawn Recipes

  1. The original recipes calls for fenugreek powder and as I dont have it ready made, I used normal fenugreek seeds. Next time would be trying with fenugreek powder.
  2. Also, I added coconut milk little, as I feld the prawns are very spicy and my kids cannot eat it. You can avoid that, if you can bear the spiciness.
  3. I also added grated coconut to make it more tastier. 
Chemmeen Roast

Delicious and Spicy Kerala Style Prawn Roast / Chemmeen Roast is ready.

24 lovely comments:

Nava K

You bet its tempting and I like the addition of coconut pieces. So flavorful and what a perfect dish made with prawns.

Vikis Kitchen

what a drool-worthy click...shrimp looks gorgeous!

Vimitha Durai

Looks too too good

Angie's Recipes

They must be very flavoursome and tasty!


I love prawns... but haven't had them in a while... adding coconut pieces is new to me..


i just love prawn preparation akila.. simply superb..


Prawns are my favourite.. and specially made it in South Indian style and spicy..just to my liking.

Motions and Emotions

so inviting...

Priya Anandakumar

Prawn roast looks awesome and stunning, I have bookmarked this gonna try this...
very beautiful clicks and thanks Akila for sharing...

Divya Shivaraman

Akila i have some prawns in stock...got to try this for sure...

Sangeetha Priya

droolworthy preparation, love it :-)


Oh the prawn roast looks so yummy !!

Rafeeda AR

looks really yum...


Mouthwatering prawn roast, looks so yummy.

Vidya Chandrahas

Tempting prawn..I like the way you presented it.


Nice , Hope u had enjoyed eating !


what a drool-worthy click...shrimp looks gorgeous!

Priya Suresh

Omg, u r just torturing me with ur fantastic click, mouthwatering prawn roast.


What a tempting morsel Akila! I have not been able to keep up with all my reading list and blogs...this is perfect with rice!


Like your prawn curry. Bookmarking it. looks very inviting.


turned out so good, fantastic flavors in this dish,blissful bites :-)


omgggggggggggg.. this looks insane! I love shrimp.. I'm so making this. Love your recipes and the step by step... people eat with their eyes.


looks awesome ! The last click is just wonderful !


I don't eat prawns..but it looks great..gorgeous clicks

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