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Monday, 29 June 2015

Dry prawns curry Kerala style

                                   Unakka chemmeen curry

Serves- 2
Kerala Cuisine


Dry prawns- 1/2 cup
Water as needed

Oil-1tbsp + 1tsp
Shallots/pearl onion/kunjulli-1/4 cup chopped
Green chilly-1
Garlic-4 -5 pods crushed

To grind

Coconut gratings-1/3 cup
Cumin seeds/nalla jeerakam-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Chilli powder- 1- 1/2 tsp


1.Wash and clean the dried prawns thoroughly and keep them aside.

2.Heat 1 tsp of oil in a tadka pan and dry roast this cleaned prawns for 2 -3 minutes.

3.Slit the green chillies.Crush the garlic pods and chop the shallots.Keep them ready.

4.Grind all the ingredients given under the label 'TO GRIND' to a not so smooth paste and keep it aside.

5.Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai ,once it is hot add in the shallots,green chilly slits & crushed garlic pods and saute till they attain a light brown brown color.

6.Now add in the tossed dry prawns and give it a good mix and saute for 2 -3 minutes.

7.Add 1/2 cup of water and cook the prawns till they are done.

8.Once the prawns are done add in the ground paste.Clean the mixie jar by adding 1/4 cup of water in order to avoid wastage,Pour it into the curry.

9.Give a taste test and adjust the salt and chilly powder.Bring the curry to a boil.

10.Our Dry Prawns Curry is ready to serve ..

11.Enjoy with steamed rice of your choice..!!

ghee roasted banana,mango pickle,okra stir fry ,steamed rice and dry prawns curry

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