Prawns in a Roasted Coconut Masala




Prawns in Roasted Coconut Masala



1. Prawns – 250 gm

   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp

   Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

   Salt – To taste

    Kudam puli / cocums – 1 – 2 or as required to taste (Soak it in little water for 15 mts and tear into small pieces)

2. Sliced coconut/ thenga kothu – 2 – 3 tbsp

   Pearl onions – 20 – 22

   Onion – 1 small, chopped

   Ginger – 1 inch, chopped

   Garlic – 4, chopped

   Green chilies – 4, slit

3. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

   Chilly powder – 1 – 2 tsp (Adjust according to your spice tolerance)

   Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp

   Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp

   Pepper corns – 4 – 5

4. Coconut oil – 1.5 – 2 tbsp

   Mustard seeds – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

   Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs

Prawns in Roasted Coconut Masala


1. Fry the grated coconut till light brown. Switch off and add the chilly powder, coriander powder, fennel seeds and pepper corns. Mix well. Cool down and grind to a powder.

2. Cook the prawns in an earthen pot / chatti adding salt, little water, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp chilly powder and kudam puli. Cook covered until done.

3. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan. Splutter the mustard seeds and fry curry leaves. Saute the sliced coconut, chopped pearl onions, onions, green chilies, ginger and garlic for a few minutes. Add the cooked prawns and the ground roasted coconut masala. Mix well and stir until dry. Serve with rice and any gravy.

Prawns in Roasted Coconut Masala


Recipe Courtesy – Mini Sukesh


  1. Adipoli aayitundu,kothiyavunnu

  2. Super..Vaayayil vellam vannu..

  3. Wow that’ really tantalizing roast !! loved it !!

    Ongoing event CC:Mom’s Recipe

  4. delicious and tempting prawns masala…yummy..

    Shabbu’s Tasty Kitchen

  5. Wat a droolworthy masala,love this kind of fantastic dish..

  6. Hey guys….just thought of dropping by to say hi!I was Going thru dashboard after a very long time and I realised I have not been popping onto many of my fave blogs:).Thats a lovely recipe! Aa puttum pazhavum kothippichu kalanju!

  7. Delicious and mouthwatering prawns. Looks very different what we do !!

  8. Delicious..

  9. looks sooooooooper delicious & tempting
    Tasty Appetite

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  11. Hi Maya,
    i just made this prawns roast,its came out so well,
    thank you so much….

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