Thursday, 19 February 2015

Chemmeen curry /Prawns in coconut gravy Kerala style

Chemmeen curry  /Prawns in coconut grtavy Kerala style

We all love to eat prawns .I used to prepare different style prawn dishes .But personally I love this curry very much.During mango season Amma used to prepare this one with mango. Some times she used to add drumstick and jackfruit seeds along with mango..Ahhhh..!We can prepare the same prawn curry with dreid prawn also.This curry will go well with rice, idly and even with puttu

Did you see my  prwan roast  recipe?

Ingredients :

  • Prawn : 1/2 kg
  • Ginger chopped : 1/2 tspn
  • Curry leaves : 2 sprngs
  • Fish tamarind / kudampuli : 3 piece
  • Salt

To grind :

  • Coconut : 1cup
  • Shallots / small onion : 8 -10
  • Red chilly powder : 2 tspn
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 tspn

To temper :

  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 tspn
  • Fenugreek seeds / Uluva : 1/4 tspn
  • Chopped shallots : 2 tblspn
  • Dry red chilly : 2
  • Curry leaves : few

Method :

  • Wash and soak fish tamarind in water.Set aside
  • Wash and clean the prawns .Keep aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients listed under "to grind " to a smooth paste.Transfer it in to a clay pot or kadai.
  • Add cleaned and deveined prawns to it.
  • Add curry leaves too

  • Now add chopped ginger,salt and fish tamarind too.
  • Mix it all well and add enough water to it.
  • Close the clay pot and cook it in low flame (aprox 10 minute)

  • Now heat a pan with oil.Add mustard and let it splutter
  • Add fenugreek seeds Curry leaves red chilly and chopped small onion.
  • Fry it well and pour it to the gravy
  • Mix the prawn curry gently.
  • Yummy kerala style chemmeen curry is ready to serve

Note :

  • I forgot to add dry red chilly while tempering
  • You may use tamarind instead of fish tamarind.Take a small gooseberry sized ball and mix it with 1/4 cups of water.Or you may use mango if it is available.
  • Over cooking will make the prawn rubbery.
Chemmeen curry  /Prawns in coconut grtavy Kerala style


  1. yummy prawn curry..need some steamed rice to finish it off

  2. This looks delicious. I wd surely try it out and revert.

  3. I have to try this one... because previously I made it all by self and ended up with a tasteless prawn curry, as I didn't add tamarind and flipped a lot of grind coconut. Moreover I believe cooking seafood in meenchetti is a must. So I got to find one of that too. Thanks Remya for the recipe :) great help indeed!!

  4. Awsome...Loved to have with rice

  5. One of the fine dish of prawns to enjoy vth hot rotis.

  6. My favourite.. love it with plain rice or dosas

  7. I love prawns...I just can't wait to grab and eat it:)

  8. mmm this sounds really yummy. Thanks for sharing this, looks simple to make as well.



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