chettinad prawn roast recipe

Chettinad prawn roast recipe, Chettinad prawn masala

Chettinad prawn roast/ Chettinad prawn masala is a spicy, flavorful and delicious side dish prepared by cooking prawns in freshly ground masala. This very simple and easy to make dish goes well with rasam rice or biryani and taste more like the crab/ shrimp roast available in Anjappar restaurant/ Sangam restaurant in Chennai. One of my friend gave this recipe to me during a potluck last year and wanted to try at home and turned out fabulous so thought to post the same.

My friend made it with boiled eggs but it was not that well and she mentioned to try the recipe with seafood so I tried making the recipe with shrimp/ prawn and it tasted good, yes trust me the seafood is the best option for the freshly ground masala as it acquires the taste and flavor from the seafood and doesn’t work well with meat/eggs. In this recipe I have used small prawns but you can try the recipe with big ones (shrimp) as well. So let’s get to the making!
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Chettinad prawn roast recipe, Chettinad prawn masala
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Prawn/ shrimp – 1 cup
  2. 2. Oil – 1 tbsp
  3. 3. Curry leaves – few
  4. 4. Water – ¼ cup
To grind
  1. 1. Onion – 1
  2. 2. Curry leaves – 5 to 8 nos
  3. 3. Peppercorn – 1 tsp
  4. 4. Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  5. 5. Fennel seeds – ½ tsp
  6. 6. Ginger – 1 chunk
  7. 7. Garlic – 1
  8. 8. Salt – to taste
  9. 9. Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. In a blender add all the ingredients mentioned under the “ to grind list”. Grind it into paste without adding water. Keep this mixture aside.
  2. In a bowl add the cleaned and washed prawns to it add little turmeric and salt. Mix well and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, to it add add curry leaves (I forgot to add curry leaves, later only I added) then add the ground masala. Saute it well in oil till all the raw flavor is gone. This should take about 5 to 8 minutes depending on the quantity. Do not add water.
  4. After 8 minutes or when the raw flavor if the masala is gone add the marinated prawns and saute well for a minute. After a minute of sauteeing when the prawns start leaving water add ¼ cup water to the mixture and cook for about 5 minutes till the prawns or done. After 5 minutes when the prawns are completely cooked and when the mixture is dry put off the flame. Serve it hot with rasam rice or biryani of your choice.
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How to make Chettinad prawn roast with step by step images


  1. In a blender add all the ingredients mentioned under the “ to grind list”. Grind it into paste without adding water. Keep this mixture aside.
  2. In a bowl add the cleaned and washed prawns to it add little turmeric and salt. Mix well and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, to it add add curry leaves (I forgot to add curry leaves, later only I added) then add the ground masala. Saute it well in oil till all the raw flavor is gone. This should take about 5 to 8 minutes depending on the quantity. Do not add water.
  4. After 8 minutes or when the raw flavor if the masala is gone add the marinated prawns and saute well for a minute. After a minute of sauteeing when the prawns start leaving water add ¼ cup water to the mixture and cook for about 5 minutes till the prawns or done. After 5 minutes when the prawns are completely cooked and when the mixture is dry put off the flame. Serve it hot with rasam rice or biryani of your choice.
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