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Prawn ghee roast in a serving bowl

Prawn Ghee Roast

Prawn ghee roast recipe - Super Delicious sidedish which goes well with steamed rice, biryani, pulao, chapathi or roti.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword eral thokku, how to make prawn ghee roast, prawn masala, prawn recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 323kcal
Author fforflavour


  • 500 grams Prawns / Shrimps
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomato
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 4 Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Peppercorn
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 5 Shallots
  • 4 Red Chillies
  • Curry leaves few
  • Coriander leaves few
  • 2 tbsp Grated coconut
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder


How to make Prawn Ghee Roast

  • First step is to devein the prawns. Take a prawn and you would see a black line at the back. With a knife slit it, you can easily remove the vein like shown in the picture
  • In a pan add 2 tsp of oil. Once hot, add fennel seeds, coriander seeds, jeera and dry red chilli.
  • Now add shallots, coriander leaves, curry leaves and cook till shallots turn pink
  • Finally add grated coconut. let the masala cool.Once cooled, grind it to a fine paste
  • In a pan, add 2 tablespoon of ghee.
  • Now add chopped onions, curry leaves and green chilli.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell leaves.
  • Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and Garam Masala. Mix well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes cook till Mushy.
  • Now add ground paste and mix well
  • Add the prawns and cook it covered for 5 to 7 minutes in medium flame. Open the lid and you will see prawn has let out its own juices and cooked well.
  • Now keep flame in high and roast still Dry


  • De-vein and clean the prawns well. Otherwise it may cause digestive issues.
  • Do not over cook prawns, it will turn rubbery.
  • If you want it spicier, add two more chillies.