Prawn Ghee Roast Recipe

Prawn Ghee Roast is a very popular dish in Mangalore.

Prawn Ghee Roast Recipe
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Prawn Ghee Roast is a very popular dish in Mangalore. Mangalore is a famous city in Karnataka on the coast of Arabian Sea. Prawns are easily available here as it is situated in the coastal area. This is a perfect side dish with biriyani, ghee rice, roti or Malabar paratha. It is easy to make and can be served as an appetizer also.

Serve Prawn Ghee Roast as a side dish along with Mangalorean Style Kuvalyacho Pollav and Steamed Rice for a weekday meal. 

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Prawn recipes such as

  1. Prawns Balchao Recipe
  2. Prawns Coconut Curry Recipe
  3. Beer Batter Prawns Recipe


Cuisine: Mangalorean
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


2 Servings


  • 250 grams Prawns , shelled and deveined
  • 4 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/4 Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1/2 Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind , soaked in 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 Cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1/2 Lemon juice
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee , plus 1 teaspoon
  • Salt , as per taste.

How to make Prawn Ghee Roast Recipe

  1. To begin making the Prawn Ghee Roast recipe, soak the chillies in warm water for 1 hour, drain the water and reserve the chillies.

  2. Clean the prawns, wash and pat them dry.

  3. Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup warm water for 10 minutes. Once soaked squeeze the tamarind and extract the pulp.

  4. Heat a small fry pan, roast the pepper corns, fenugreek, mustard, fennel and cumin, once the spices stop to splutter, switch off the heat. Transfer the spices into a bowl, let it be cool, and grind to make a fine powder.

  5. Add the garlic and soaked chillies into a grinder with a splash of water and grind to form a smooth paste.

  6. Marinate the prawns with the lime juice, yoghurt, red chilli powder, turmeric and a pinch of salt for 20 minutes.

  7.  Add 2 tablespoons ghee to a pan, place it on medium flame add the prawns in batches. Fry from both the sides until light brown. Remove the prawns from pan.

  8.  Add garlic chilies paste into the remaining ghee, fry for 2 minutes, add prawns, roasted dry spice powder, remaining marination masala and salt, mix well and cook until oil gets separated.

  9. Add tamarind pulp, curry leaves and cook for 5 minutes on low flame, if required sprinkle some water.

  10.  Add remaining 1 teaspoon ghee on top, mix and switch off the gas. Transfer the Prawn Ghee Roast into a serving bowl.

  11. Serve Prawn Ghee Roast as a side dish along with Mangalorean Style Kuvalyacho Pollav and Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.