Non Veg Recipes

Prawns Ghee Roast

Prawns Ghee Roast – as the name itself suggests, it is prepared by roasting the masala in ghee and cooking the prawns in it. It is a famous dish in the Konkan region of Karnataka. There are different varieties of ghee roast like – chicken ghee roast, mutton ghee roast, fish ghee roast & paneer ghee roast. The soul of this dish lies in its masala. The masala needs to be freshly roasted & ground.

Let us look at the ingredients & method.


Prawns medium size                                                                   15-20

Salt                                                                                                as required

Turmeric Powder                                                                         ¼ tsp.

Lemon                                                                                           ½

Dried red chillies                                                                          5

Coriander seeds                                                                           2 tsp.

Cumin seeds                                                                                 1 tsp

Black pepper                                                                                ½ tsp

Cloves                                                                                           3

Tamarind                                                                                      1 tsp

Garlic                                                                                             5-6 cloves

Ghee                                                                                              2 tbsp

Curry leaves                                                                                 15

Curd                                                                                              2 tbsp.

Water                                                                                            ½ cup

Jaggery                                                                                         1 tsp


  • Clean the prawns, remove the shell and then devein the prawns.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder & lemon to the prawns and mix well. Let the prawns marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Dry roast the red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper & cloves on low flame until they start releasing aroma.
  • Once the dry roasted spices cool down, add them in the blender along with tamarind & garlic cloves.
  • Add little water and grind into a smooth paste.
  • In a kadai, add ghee. Do not reduce the amount of ghee in this recipe else the dish would not be ghee roast. Add curry leaves once the ghee is hot.
  • Add the ground masala paste  & mix. Also add some salt & beaten curd.
  • Fry the masala for 2 minutes.
  • Add the marinated prawns and add water into it.
  • Mix the prawns well with the masala. Cover & cook for 5 minutes on medium low flame. Keep checking in between.
  • Once the masala reduces and becomes thick add the jaggery. The prawns should have cooked by now.
  • Turn off the flame once you see ghee on top.
  • Serve the hot prawns ghee roast with Neer dosa (Dosa just made out of rice without any fermentation required).


AboutManisha Rane

Hi!! I am Manisha Rane. I enjoy eating food and love cooking for my family. “Our Orange Kitchen” is a place where i will be documenting the Konkani Cuisine, my mom’s recipes & food my family enjoys.

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