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Prawn Ghee Roast

  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


Make this prawn ghee roast that is succulent, flavourful with freshly ground masala makes it a classic comfort Food!



3 tablespoon Ghee


  • 1/2 kg Prawns
  • 1/4 cup curd/yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

To Grind:

  • 6 dry red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon sized ball tamarind
  • 1/4 cup water


Wash and devein the prawns.

To Marinade te prawns: Take prawns/shrimp, curd, turmeric powder, salt, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.

Mix to combine and let it marinate for 5 minutes.

To grind Masala: 

Meanwhile will make a Masala, I have taken dry red chilies, coriander seeds, garlic cloves, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, tamarind.

Add into the blender and 1/4 cup of water. Grind to a smooth paste and set aside.

To cook prawns: Add 1 tablespoon ghee to the pan,add marinated prawns

Stir fry the prawns to cook. Collect the cooked prawns in a bowl and set aside.

To make prawn Ghee roast: 

To the same pan or Kadai add 2 tablespoon ghee.

Add the ground masala. Stir fry the masala for 4 to 5 minutes.

You can see a thin glaze of oil on the sides of the pan and the masala is slightly darkened.

Add the cooked prawns. Mix well and cook for 1 minute to the prawns to be coated with the masala.


Tips to make the best Prawn Ghee 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.

  • Category: Starter/Side Dish
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: indian

Keywords: prawns ghee roast, spicy prawns recipe, manglore prawn roast