Chettinad Prawns

"Do not overcook this dish. Most seafoods...should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy." ~ Jeff Smith

An exotic side dish!
Prep & Cooking: 1 hour 25 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu

                                              I don't have to extol the virtues of Prawns. It sure is a delicacy. And Chettinad cuisine is one of the spiciest and the most aromatic in India. Chettinad cuisine is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food. It is the cuisine of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. So trust me this duo is lipsmacking good!!!

Prawns- 1 Pound (cleaned)
Shallots (Small onions)- 6-10 (finely chopped)
Chili powder-1 tsp (or to taste)
Ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
Curry Powder-1/4 tsp
Coconut - 1/4 cup ( Freshly grated)
Drizzling of olive oil
Salt to taste

Drizzling of Conola oil
Few fresh corriander leaves

  • In a glass dish, mix together the olive oil, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmuric and salt. Add the prawns, and stir to coat. Cover, and let marinate for 1 hour.
  • Heat the pan and add a good drizzling of conola oil.
  • Add the chopped onion and saute untill golden brown.
  • Add the marinated prawns.
  • When the prawns are half cooked, add jeera powder and dhanya powder.
  • Cook it untill all the water evaporates.
  • Once done add the freshly grated coconut, and remove from flame.
  • Heat a drizzling of oil in another pan and saute some corriander leaves and add them to the prawns for an amazing flavour!!!


  1. It looks soo delicious!!Yumm..Im drooling!!

  2. It's mouth watering......yummy sheebs.

  3. My favourite chettinad prawns......yum..yum....i will make it sheebs.

  4. OMG! I just bought some Shrimp today. Can't wait to try your recipe Sheeba. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Its tried and tested recipe akka you will love it :)

  6. Hi Sheeba,
    This dish look delicious will try it soon.Keep uo the good work

  7. Heyyyy anita thanx for dropping by...... thanx :)


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