Thursday 3 October 2013

kuttanad Prawns Roast


 Kuttanadu is a region in the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts, in the state of Kerala, India, well known for its picturesque vast paddy fields and its geographical peculiarities. Its known as the Rice bowl of kerala.  Its surrounded with back waters and you can see water everywhere. It's the region with the lowest altitude in India, and one of the few places in the world where farming is carried out below sea level. Its knowns for its spicy and delicious dishes such as Karimeen pollichathu,  spicy prawns fry, kuttanad chicken recipes etc.  Its is the only place where we can see Houseboats in kerala and tourists visit from all over the world to enjoy the scenic beauty and the delicacies.





Prawns   cleaned                           1 cup

Red small onion                            ½ cup (sliced)

Garlic chopped                              2 tbsp

Coconut slices                                1 tbsp

Ginger                                              ½ tbsp

Curry leaves  few

Coriander powder                        1 tbsp

Red chilly powder                         2 tsp

Turmeric powder                          ½ tsp


 Masala for marination

Fennel seed(perimjeerakam)          ½ tbsp

Black pepper corns                            1 tbsp

Cinnamon stick                                  ½ inch

Cloves                                                  2

Cardamom                                          1

Lemon juice                                        1 tbsp

Corn flour                                            1 tbsp

salt to taste



Grind all marination ingredients into fine paste.  Then apply this to cleaned prawns keep aside for  min 20 min.  If you keep  it  for  more time it tastes better.

Heat oil in pan,  shallow fry the marinated prawns till it is done. In  the remaining oil add small onions fry till  little pink colour  add  chopped ginger, garlic and green chilly cook everything till its color changes then add chilly powder, coriander powder fry till raw smell goes then add sliced coconut and curry leaves fry for 2min, then add shallow fried prawns  and add ¼ cup of water  mix it well  so masala coat the prawns, Cook till becomes dry. Spicy spicy kuttanadan  prawns  roast is ready to serve .




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