In a malyalee christian home you will always find fish dish. Yes. Almost everyday. Fish is an integral part of Malayalee cuisine. We never got prawns in my parents home but I regularly prepare prawn dishes. Prawn is a very tricky seafood. If you overcook it will become rubbery and hard. In a way it is good that prawn cooking saves time and energy right?
When I am in a hurry or don’t have the energy to prepare an elaborate prawn dish then I make this simple prawn roast. It hardly takes 10 minutes and a yummy seafood dish is ready.
Tiger Prawns – 1/2 kg de-veined and cleaned.
Onion – 1 big
Tomatoes – 2 medium
Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Garlic Paste – 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala – a pinch
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilly Powder – 1.5 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves – 2 tblspn chopped
Curry Leaves – 1 stem
Oil – 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
- Cut prawns into 5 cm pieces.
- In a kadai heat oil.
- Splutter mustard seeds.
- Add fennel seeds.
- Add thinly sliced onions and saute till translucent.
- Add garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.
- Add curry leaves and cubed tomatoes.
- Cook till tomatoes are wilted and soft.
- Add chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and turmeric powder and mix well.
- Add prawns and close and cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Add pepper powder, mix well and remove from flame.
- Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Goes very well with appams, phulkas or rice. Until next time enjoy.