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Scallops Roast, Kerala Style- Delicious Recipe

A delicious Kerala style roast with Scallops…

I adore all kinds of shellfish, including shrimp, mussels, lobster, and scallops. Growing up in Kerala, a beautiful tropical state in Southern India, I regularly enjoyed seafood, which explains my deep love for it.

In Kerala, we prepare a variety of seafood dishes such as curries, dry roasts, fried, and steamed preparations. One dish I frequently make with shrimp and scallops is a roast, cooked with caramelized onions or shallots, tomatoes, and a blend of spices. This flavourful and delicious dish pairs wonderfully with rice, chapati, puttu, or idiyappam.

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Scallops Roast, Kerala Style- Delicious Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 people
  • Coconut Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped- 2
  • Shallots, chopped- 3 large shallots or 6 small/pearl onions
  • Ginger, grated- 2-inch slice
  • Garlic, grated- 2 cloves
  • Green chilies, chopped- 1 or 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 1, large-sized
  • Kashmiri chili powder- 1½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Baby scallops- 50
  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add coconut oil.
  2. Add chopped onions & shallots, season with 1 tsp salt.
  3. Saute for a few minutes.
  4. Add ginger-garlic grated, green chilies & curry leaves saute till onions turn golden in color.
  5. Add tomatoes, cook till mashed up.
  6. Add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala & salt, combine well.
  7. Add the scallops, combine well.
  8. Cook covered for a few minutes till scallops have cooked well.
  9. Open the lid, for dry roast: stir fry over high heat till the liquid dries out.
  10. If you like to have some gravy, don't stir fry over high heat.
  11. Take the pan off the heat and keep it covered.
  12. Serve along with rice, chapati, poori, appam, idiyappam etc.
  13. Tastes absolutely delicious.



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