Prawn Ghee Roast (Eral Chukka Recipe)

Aha super prawn ghee roast excellent side dish for biryani, roti, plain white bread or just hot rasam rice. The aroma of ghee is so soothing and the fiery masala will tingle your taste-buds and salivate you for more...

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Prawn ghee roast is a wonderful and most loved dish in mangalore, in tamilnadu we call this as eral chukka, this dish is most definitely high in calorie at times we have to over look certain details to enjoy the best. This prawn chukka is a perfect side dish if your hosting a lunch or dinner party.

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1/2 Kilo Prawns (Shelled and deveined)
4 Kashmiri Chillies
5 Guntur Chillies
1 Tsp Pepper Corns
1/2 Cumin
1/4 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 Tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
Tamarind Small Amla Size
1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Cup Yogurt
1/2 Lime Juice
1 Whole bulb Garlic
Ghee as required
Salt as per taste.

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Prep Up:
  1. Please follow this step one day ahead wash the kashmiri and guntur chillies soak the chillies in warm water for 6 to 8 hours drain the water and reserve the chillies.
  2. Clean the prawns wash and allow the excess moisture to drain using a colander. 
  3. Heat 1/4 Cup remove from flame add tamarind to the warm water allow to soak for 10 minutes once soaked squeeze the tamarind and extract the pulp.
  4. Peel the garlic wash and reserve the pods.
  5. Heat a small fry pan toast the pepper corns, fenugreek, mustard and cumin once the spices stops to splutter add to a coffee grinder and grind to a powder format add the garlic and soaked chillies with a splash of water and grind further to form a smooth paste.

  • First we need to marinate the prawns add the lime juice, yogurt, chilly powder, turmeric and a dash of salt to the prawns mix all the ingredients till well combined cover and allow the prawn to marinate for 10 minutes. 
  • Add 2 Tbsp Ghee to a pan place it on medium flame add the asafoetida once the asafoetida splutters a bit toss in the prawns stir and fry just for a minute.
  • Using a slotted spoon drain and reserve the prawns.
  • Add the masala paste to the marinate with is cooking in the pan stir and fry till ghee surfaces on top.
  • Transfer the prawns back to the masala toss and coat the prawn with masala adjust the salt add 2 to 3 tbsp of tamarind pulp mix and cook the prawns for 5 minutes.
  • If you want the masala paste dry allow the prawns to cook on high flame for and extra 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 more tbsp of ghee toss and fry and bit once the ghee surfaces on the pan transfer to a serving plate garnish with curry leaves lime wedges and onion slices...Serve hot...Enjoy...:)

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  1. Hi,

    I like all your posts/recipes. Can you please post chettinad chicken biryani(pressure cooker method)
    recipe? I always make mistake in masala preparation, either it is very spicy with full of masala(like gravy consitency) or it is very plain with no masala :). dont know the quantity of masala and other ingredients proportion. Please help me to make a tasty biryani at home.

  2. Made this tonight, it was delicious! I haven't used tamarind in cooking much but this was great! Thank you for a great recipe, I will definitely make this again! :-)

  3. Drooling.... wanna grab it from scree

  4. One of the best prawn recipes! Thank you soo much!!



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