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Oct 17, 2015

Keralan Prawn Roast Recipe - Chemmeen Roast Recipe

I wanted to show a good recipe of prawn roast for quite a long time..Finally here i am sharing you my version of keralan prawn roast, it is spicy, aromatic and so yummy..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 30 mins
Serves: 4 to 5


For Masala:
Coconut Oil - 3 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves a small handful
Onion - 1 large chopped finely
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp

For Prawns:
Prawns - 20 to 25
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice or Vinegar - 1 tblspn


Take all ingredients for prawns and mix well. Set aside and let it marinate.

Now heat oil in a pan, add in mustard, urad dal and fenugreek seeds and let it sizzle for a min.

Add in curry leaves and mix wel.

Add in onions, chillies and salt. Saute till onions is well browned.

Now add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in the spice powder given, saute for few sec.

Now add in prawns and coat this well in the masala for few mins..

Now cook this on low heat for couple of mins.

Now increase the heat and brown the prawns till it is completely roasted.

Serve hot.

Take all your ingredients

First take your prawns

You need a bunch of spice powders..

First mix them all together..

Because you are going to add half of the spices in the prawns

Add little salt

Add in some lemon juice or vinegar

Mix well..Set aside for 10 mins

Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard, urad dal and
fenugreek seeds

saute them for a min

add in curry leaves

Add in onions and green chillies

Saute this till golden

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min

Add in the remaining spice powders

Mix well

Add in prawns

Toss well on high heat

Now the prawns are well coated..Keep cooking on low flame for few more mins..
Now increase the heat and brown it
Now it is done..

Plate up and serve


  1. I note that this a version of keralan prawn roast......but in keralan prawn roast we dont use cumins..........I always try your recipes skipping cumin....

  2. Aarthi, keep up the good work. I think you need to devein the prawns before cooking. Just look it up.take care

  3. Yes, i too noticed cumin not used in kerala prawn roast. Looking very tempting!! :)


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