Malabar Special Chemmeen Roast | Prawn Roast


Malabar Special Chemmeen Roast is a lip-smacking seafood cuisine of Kerala and the aroma and the flavor is something you will never forget and always yearn for. My mother in law is my inspiration in creating this fantastic Malabar Special Chemmeen Roast. She was an expert in cooking anything and everything and her delicious food was filled with flavours, aroma, taste and all love. Here I’m gonna share that delicious recipe with step by step images, lets go through it. Packed with spices, the dish tastes great with any Indian bread and rice dishes. Unlike western dishes that require baking, these dishes require roasting. All you have to do is to cook the marinated prawns with required water and roast well with fragrant spices. Observe a tip for prawn roast – prawns should not be overcooked. Overcooking tends to make the prawns rubbery and hard. Prawn Roast is one of the sought after sea food dishes that you will always long for.

Top rated star restaurants serve the dish in an exotic style and mouth watering flavor. This is an easy to prepare dish and perhaps one of the tastiest dishes for seafood. Seafoods are rich in minerals. They contain high levels of zinc which builds a healthy immune system. Kids love prawns and the protein rich prawns are very good in their growing up stage. Malabar Special Chemmeen Roast goes well with rice dishes. This is a specialty dish of Malabar region. You will the dish quite popular in Malabar. Prawns are costly and are available at exorbitant prices in top rated restaurants. Remember to clean and devein the prawns otherwise you are likely to develop stomach discomfort. Make sure that the prawns are fresh and better to buy from known sources. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the dish.

Malabar Special Chemmeen Roast | Prawn Roast

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 People



  • For preparing the lip smacking favorite, first clean the prawns and keep it ready.
  • Marinate the prawns in a mixture of red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt as required.
  • Cook the marinated prawns in a pot on a medium flame adding half cup water to it. When the water is almost used up, the prawns will be cooked leaving very little gravy.
  • When the prawns are well cooked and coated with the masala, convert it into a plate and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in same pan and add ginger garlic paste and onion. Saute for 5 minutes and when it is translucent, add tomato and green chilly. Saute for another 5 minutes.
  • Add pepper powder and garam masala to it and mix well.
  • Mix the cooked chemmeen (prawns) and add some curry leaves. Then stir fry for few minutes till the gravy is thickly coated on the prawns.
  • Serve hot. Please try and let me know if you like it.


You can visit this link Kerala Prawns Fry With Thick Coconut Milk Masala. You can also visit this link Chemmeen Theeyal.
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