Monday, 4 March 2013

Prawn Ghee Roast

Prawn Ghee roast is a Mangalorean delicacy. In this dish a ground chili paste is fried in Ghee (Clarifies butter) & then the semi cooked Prawns is added to it. You can try this dish with Shrimps, chicken & Paneer too. This is our all time favorite & a little spicy but very tasty dish. I have posted the recipe for this earlier also, but this one has some modification. The earlier one had onion paste in it & can be made as curry.  I feel this one is much better than the earlier one. Even the picture & presentation is better here. This is a dry dish and can be had both as starters & main course. Goes very well with steamed rice, neer dosa & Pundi.

Serves: 4 people
Making time: 30 mins

  1. 20 medium size prawns ( half to 3/4 th kg)
  2. 10 to 15 roasted Long Red Chilly (Byadgi) . You can remove the seeds if you don't like it spicy. (Generally these chilies are not very spicy but gives a nice color)
  3. 1/4 tsp tamarind paste
  4. 1 tsp Coriander powder
  5. 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder
  6. 1 Tspn Garlic & 1 Tspn Ginger
  7. 1/4 Tspn turmeric powder for marinade
  8. 7 -8 Tbsp Ghee or 1/4 cup of Ghee (Clarified butter)
  9. 1 Tbspn Coconut oil
  10. Salt as per taste
  1. Grind ingredients 2- 6 to a smooth paste.
  2. Marinate the cleaned prawn with some salt & turmeric powder for about an hour.
  3. In a Pan/ Kadai add 2 tbspn of ghee & fry the prawns for about 2 mins & remove.
  4. In the same Pan add rest of ghee & add the ground masala paste, salt. fry this on low flame stirring for about 5 - 8 mins or until fat separation.
  5. Finally add in the prawns stir well & cook this for about 2 mins. In the end garnish this dish with 1 Tbspn of coconut oil & mix well

This is how the ground Chili masala paste looks like
The masala after frying in ghee

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