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 :)


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

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

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.


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

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

  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 :)

  4. Looks gorgeous, very tempting curry

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

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

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

    Thanks Mythreyi and Sarah :)

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

  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.?!

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

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

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

  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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