Prawn Roast

Prawn Roast is a famous Keralan dish flavoured with kokum and other spices. It is a spicy dry dish that goes really well with a bowl of steaming rice or chapati.


  • 250 g Prawns
  • 2 Onion (finely sliced)
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)
  • 2 Green chillies (slit)
  • 1 inch Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 1 Gambooge
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil


  1. Soak gambooge in 1/4 cup water.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin, ginger and garlic; saute for half a minute.
  3. Add sliced onions and curry leaves. When the onion turns light golden brown in colour add chopped tomato and green chillies and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix in kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder and saute for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle some water or add some more oil if the masala is too dry.
  5. Add prawns and gambooge water, and mix well. Cook for another 5-6 min and serve hot with rice.

Notes: If you don’t have gambooge, substitute it with lemon juice.

Related Posts

Madhura Curry/ Pineapple Plantain & Grapes Curry

Madhura Curry/ Pineapple Plantain & Grapes Curry

Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala that takes place on the first month of the Malayali calendar. And the celebrations are incomplete without the elaborate traditional feast that comprises of 20 plus dishes that includes pickles, vegetable dishes, cooked lentils, payasam, poppadom and Kerala’s […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *