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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Prawns Pepper Masala Roast - Kerala Style (Shrimp/Konju/Chemeen)

           This recipe is completely adapted from my mom...Tried it many times....A never failing recipe I have to say...Never got a chance to give a click...So here is it now shared for my dear friends...

        A very easily satisfying  fresh tasting prawns roast with the perfect spice of pepper & onions... Can be made as hot as you like....This preparation goes extremely well with chappathi, paratha, rice, appam, dosa, puri...actually anything...I love it with anything....A finger licking gravy which is simply delicious !!



1.Prawns- 1 kg
2.Onion-4 (large)
3.Green Chilly-1
4.Ginger (grated)-1 tbsp
5.Garlic (grated)-2 tbsp
6.Tomato-1 (medium)
7.Pepper powder-1 1/2 tsp or more (according to your spice)
8.Chilly powder-1/4 tsp
9.Garam masala-3/4 tsp
10.Curry leaves- 2 springs

Ingredients (for marination)

11.Chilly powder-1 tbsp
12.Pepper powder-1 tsp
13.Salt-1 tsp


~Marinate the cleaned prawns for frying with ingredients 11 to 13 with little water & refrigerate for 15 mins. (you can keep it outside also) ~Slice the onions(thick slices) & grate ginger & garlic  keep aside.

~Heat 2-3 tbsp oil & saute ginger & garlic,curry leaves along with the slit green chilly till a color change.

~Add onions along with 1/2 tsp salt & saute in medium flame till translucent.

~Meanwhile shallow fry the prawns in a fry pan with required oil in two batches & keep aside.

~Add chopped tomato to the sauteed onions & cook till mushy.
~Add pepper & chilly powder & mix well.
~Pour 1 cup water & bring to boil.

~Add the fried prawns along with garam masala & close  the lid & cook in medium to low flame till the gravy thickens. (stir occassionally)

~Check the taste & adjust pepper & salt accordingly.

Have your spicy tasty fiery curryy !!!


  1. Replies
    1. try it n send me d pic as a feedback..dnt 4get dear..

  2. i bet this dish was delicious coz lots of onions added...yummy will try soon..

  3. wow yummy dish and lovely clicks...

  4. Looks spicy, delicious and yummy....

  5. why fry the prawns and then simmer them in liquid. Does not seem right. Its not fish that it will break upon too much simmering. Also no coconut in the it not an essential for roast?

    1. D prawns r only half fried...N i dnt think coconut is used 4 a roast...Dis recipe is d best prawns recipe i have ever tried...Give it a try once n let me knw if it went wrong...:) May i knw ur name pls..

  6. Good one i tried it now .. added a bit more garam masala.. next time will correct it .. ossmm taste .. onions getiing par fried and par boiled adds more taste to this dish ...

    1. Happy 2 hear u kannan....will b more ahppier if u cud send me one of its that i can share it with need of any decoration, a simple pic wud do..n thnxx


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