Make this Prawn Ghee Roast that is succulent, flavourful with freshly ground masala makes it classic comfort food!
This recipe was originally published in March 2015. It has been updated with contents and photos.
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What is Prawn Ghee Roast?
Prawn Ghee Roast is a popular Mangalore recipe whose origin is from a small town Kundapur, close to Mangalore.
This Mangalore Prawn Roast is a spicy, juicy, and most flavourful prawn roast recipe ever.
Prawns are marinated with curd, turmeric, and lemon juice and shallow fried to get the juicy and tender prawns and cooked in the freshly ground spices, this spice masala plays a huge role in getting the signature taste for this prawn ghee roast recipe.
Ingredients to make Prawn Ghee Roast Masala:
Prawn Ghee Roast Masala are dry red chilies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, garlic, tamarind, fenugreek seeds.
Why this recipe works:
1. You can taste the authentic taste of the recipe.
2. Easy, quick to make at home.
3. Make restaurant-quality food just at home.
How to make Prawn Ghee Roast:
Tips to make the best Mangalore Prawn Roast:
Ghee: Add good quality ghee for the best flavors. The flavors amicably depend on ghee, adding generous ghee for prawn ghee roast makes it scrumptious.
Prawns: You may use any sized prawns for this recipe, make sure to clean and devein them before you cook.
Marination: You can marinate the prawns for overnights.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How do you serve prawn ghee roast?
This prawn roast can be served with Steamed Rice, Pulao, Dosa, Idly, or Roti.
2. How long can I store prawn ghee roast?
Leftover prawn ghee roast can be stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated for 3 days.
just reheat in a pan and drizzle 1 teaspoon of ghee just to heat it up.
3. How to buy fresh Prawns?
Fresh prawns with the shell that has a firm and glossy appearance, if you find black spots on the shell it is the indicator that shrimp is no longer fresh.
While buying prawns/ shrimp you have two choices of buying a fresh or frozen.
Both will work but the frozen prawns will have total time to defrost and not as flavourful as fresh prawns cooked. They also tend to cook tougher after cooking, so the fresh prawns are way better!
4. How long to cook the prawns?
You can tell when the prawns cooked as it will turn to a pink color and half curve shape.
For medium-sized prawns, it takes 3 to 4 minutes to cook. For large shrimp, it will take 5 to 6 minutes and For Jumbo prawns 7 to 8 minutes.
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