Prawn Curry/ Chemeen curry


This is one dish that i have fell in love long back. One of my favorite dishes, its a typical Kerala ( South India )style prawn curry. Now you can just substitute prawns for your choice of fish also. Its makes a perfect lunch :)

Ingredients:

1 lb prawns ( cleaned)
5 green chillies ( split into two, also adjust accordingly)
1 inch ginger juliennes ( cut into thin pieces)
5 garlic pods ( juliennes / cut into halfs )
1 tomato sliced
1/4 tsp fenugreek powder/ uluva/vendhayam
few curry leaves
salt to taste
oil

For grinding:
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp red chilly powder ( adjust accordingly)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 small onion ( shallot)

For tempering:
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 red chillies
few curry leaves
oil

Method:
Boil prawns with ginger, garlic, green chillies and salt.
Grind coconut following with the others to a smooth paste.
Once the prawns are half done, pour in the grind mixture and the sliced tomato.
Check for the salt, leave it until done.
Lower the heat, pour in a teaspoon of oil, fenugreek powder ,a few curry leaves and mix well and cook for about 5- 10 mins.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, red chilies and curry eaves, once the mustard starts popping transfer it to the curry and mix well.
Serve hot with rice.

Note: I have used coconut oil in here, it gives in a typical Kerala flavour to the dish, but using coconut oil is purely optional and can be substituted with any cooking oil.Using lots of curry leaves adds in flavour.



14 comments:

  1. prawn my all time favorite,Wow! I'm drooling over here. Those prawns look delicious!!!

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  2. wow Yummy one...Lovely presentation as well pria..thanks a lot for joining in....do keep visiting, be in touch and take care

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  3. hi Sangeetha, thanku dear :)

    hi Sailaja, thanku for ur comment.keep visiting :)

    hi Sushma, thanku for visiting "House of Spice" , nd also for ur lovely comment :)

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  4. Looks gorgeous, very tempting curry

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  5. Prawn curry looks delicious! well presented and nice click.

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  6. Wow!!!Wow!!!Wow!!!
    Madam!!!! Its so gorgeous!!!
    Making me drool here

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  7. Hi Malar, thanks for dropping in :)
    keep 'n touch.

    Thanks Mythreyi and Sarah :)

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  8. Wow.. what a photography..!! Love your curry and the click with presentation.. Delicious blog. Following! Do visit mine :)

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  9. I love your template.. can you pls let me know where i can find similar one where i can put large pictures with 2 columns on the right.?!

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  10. Thanks a lot Sanghi. :)
    Have mailed you the details

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  11. Really Superb.... Ur Prawn curry is wonderful and no words to say about ur Photo... Garnishing is awesome.... Keep on rocking...Cheese...

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  12. Hi Kiran....thanks a ton for that wonderful comment. Keep visiting.

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  13. Wooow my first time here - you have a lovely blog. Th eprawn curry looks delicious .Following you from now on.

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