Saturday, March 2, 2013

Malabar Prawn Roast - Mom's style

I love signature dishes.The whole intrigue of the recipe is the person who has made it or makes it and the love and effort they put in it to make the family meal delightful and memorable.A simple no fuss prawn roast ,I call it Mom's style because it comes from a very loveable person Geetha aunty whose son Vijesh shared this recipe with me.

Prawns 1 Kg (Cleaned & de veined)
• Onion 2 Medium (chopped fine)
• Curry leaves 3 – 4 sprigs
• Ginger paste 3 teaspoons
• Chilli powder 3 – 4 teaspoons
• Turmeric powder ½  - ¾ teaspoon
• Salt to taste
• Coconut Oil 4 table spoons
1. Marinate the prawns with chilli powder, turmeric, salt & ginger paste and keep aside for half an hour.
2. Heat oil in a Meen Chatti (earthern wok) and then add the curry leaves. Sauté for a few seconds
3. Add the chopped onions, 1 teaspoon of ginger paste and sauté till golden brown
4. Then add the marinated prawns and cook on medium flame for 15 – 20 minutes sauting in between till the prawns are cooked and the desired consistency is reached.
Prawn Roast @ Vijesh's kitchen 
 Tip : take care not to overcook the prawns else they may get rubbery.

I have made no changes to the recipe,just a wee bit of garnish with a teaspoon of powdered cumin,pepper and fennel...I will update a better pic when I make it next time.