Nadan Prawn Roast | Kerala Style Chemmeen Varattiyathu


Nadan Prawn Roast is a common and lip smacking delicacy of all sea food lovers. You find the dish quite popular in seashore side hotels and restaurants. The flavor and aroma of Kerala Style Chemmeen Varattiyathu is something you will never forget. Prawn dishes are my favorite among seafood delicacies. My aunt is my inspiration in creating this fantastic Nadan Prawn Roast. She was an expert in cooking 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 illustrations, lets go through it. Packed with spices, the dish tastes great with any Indian bread and rice dishes. Unlike western dishes that require baking, the dish requires frying the marinated prawns and later roasting with required ingredients. Observe a tip for Nadan Prawn Roast – prawns should not be overcooked. Overcooking tends to make the prawns rubbery and hard. This is one of that sought after loved delicacy.

Kerala Style Chemmeen Varattiyathu is an easy to prepare dish that requires minimum ingredients. It is the dash of coconut milk added during the final stage that makes the dish exotic and flavorful and perhaps one of the tastiest dishes for seafood. Prawns are rich in protein and vital nutrients required for body. 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. Prawns are costly and are available at exorbitant prices. Remember to clean and devein the prawns otherwise you are likely to develop stomach discomfort. Make sure that the prawns are fresh and it’s always better to buy from known sources. You can explore a well detailed Nadan Prawn Roast recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.

Prawn Roast | Kerala style chemmeen varattiyathu

Nadan Prawn Roast | Kerala Style Chemmeen Varattiyathu

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For marination:


  • Mix together the ingredients for marinating and marinate the prawns in it for half an hour.
  • Shallow fry these prawns in oil, but do not wait too long as it will make the prawns rubbery.
  • Next, saute the onions in the oil used for frying prawns. Fry till the colour of onion changes.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute again till the fresh smell of the paste goes away.
  • Add the powders and fry well.
  • Add black pepper and salt.
  • Add tomato and saute well.
  • Finally, add the coconut milk.
  • When it boils, reduce the flame.
  • Add the fried prawns and let it simmer for 3 minutes.


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Response (2)
  1. p
    pratibha January 1, 2006

    nice one…quite spicy and delicious… thanx for this

  2. G
    Gireesh August 26, 2009

    It is very simple and excellent ,,,,,,,,, tasty

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