Kerala Style Prawns/Shrimp Roast (Chemmeen / Konchu Olathiyathu)

This is a spicy dish, well flavored with cocum and pepper. It is a simple and quick chemmeen roast preparation. It goes well with rice. This prawns roast recipe is adapted from my mom-in-law :)

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Kerala Style Prawns/Shrimp Roast (Chemmeen / Konchu Olathiyathu)This is a spicy dish, well flavored with cocum and pepper. It is a simple and quick chemmeen roast preparation. It goes well with rice. This prawns roast recipe is adapted from my mom-in-law :)

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinekerala
  • Yield3 servings 3 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Prawns
1/2 Kilogram
Marination
Turmeric Powder
1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper Powder
1/2 Tablespoon
Ginger
1 Tablespoon
Garlic
1 Tablespoon
Cocum (medium piece)
1
Salt
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Masala
Small Onion
1 Cup
Chilly Powder
1/2 Tablespoon
Coriander Powder (optional)
1 Teaspoon
Garam Masala ( optional)
1 Teaspoon
Coconut oil / Vegetable oil
Thengakothu (Small Square Size Coconut Pieces )
2 Tablespoons
Salt

Steps

  1. Wash and clean the prawns. Mix together turmeric powder, pepper powder, ginger and garlic (paste form), cocum, salt curry leaves. Marinate prawns well with this mix.
  2. Cover and cook marinated prawns in a pan. Prawns itself has water in it. So you may need to add only 1 - 2 tbsp water to it. It should not get overcooked as well. Ideally, prawns should get cooked by the time water gets dried up.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add finely sliced small onion. Saute until it becomes golden brown color.
  4. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, and garam masala to it. Saute it well. Add oil if required.
  5. Fry the coconut pieces separately.
  6. Now add cooked prawns and fried coconut pieces to the above mixture. Adjust salt. Mix well, add required oil and cook it covered for around 10 minutes. Stir in between. Prawns get roasted well with this.