Travel down South of India, and you will often hear street food carts have various kinds of 'Roasts' mentioned on their menus. From muttai roast, which is an egg roast to a mutton roast to endless varieties of not just meat but vegetarian roasts as well.
Roasts essentially are those dishes, where the meat of vegetable is pan fried and tossed in a chunky onion- tomato base and an array of dry spice powders or freshly roasted spices that are ground and added to the dish. These masalas add great flavour to the dish.
These roast recipes are semi- gravy in nature, and gets its name as the dish is pan roasted in a spicy, flavour packed masala, often made with chunky with the addition of onions and tomatoes.
While some roast recipes used ready dry spice powders, the freshly made spice powders lend an aroma that's absolutely next level.
These roast recipes are made in the southern states of India mainly, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. These Roast recipes can be served as appetizers, or as a main dish along with appams, parottas, or just as a side along with some rasam and rice.
It's simple to make and tastes absolutely delicious. So get to your kitchen already and stir up these roast recipes.
Baby potatoes tossed in a freshly ground Chettinad masala, made semi gravish with some onions and tomatoes.
Chettinad Style Urulai Roast goes well with some Steamed Rice and Chettinad Style Poondu Rasam Recipe - Garlic Rasam Recipe. A perfect meal for a weekday lunch.
This Mutton Roast made the Malabari way, is cooked in coocnut oil, and loaded with the flavours of curry leaves and black pepper, that add great character to the dish.
A lip smacking seafood recipe of fresh calamari made masaledar with curry leaves and shallots, enrobed in a chunky masala.
This Calamari orast can be had along side some Kerala Style Prawns & Shrimp Biryani (Chemmeen Biryani Recipe) and Onion Raita Recipe - Pyaz Ka Raita Recipe for a finger licking, satisfying meal.
The Kerala Chicken Roast recipe, first marinates the chicken with some spices and lemon juice and then pan fried with a masala made of ginger-garlic and onions.
Cooked in an aromatic coconut oil and predominant flavours of curry leaves, this chicken roast can be seerved along with Ari Pathiri for a comforting weeknight dinner.
This Mangalorean coastal seasfood delight recipe, that's oh so popular. Prawns cooked in a lovely freshly ground masala and cooked in rich ghee, will leave you drooling.
Tastes great when served along with some Neer Dosa for a Weekend brunch.
This egg roast is more on the gravy side of it. Boiled eggs tossed in a fragrant masala with notes from the coastal masala.
Yet another chicken roast, this time made Mangalorean style with ghee. You've got to taste it to belive it. A finger licking good chicken ghee roast.
Serve chicken ghee roast with Goan Style Sana Recipe (Soft Steamed Rice Cakes) for Sunday breakfast.