Kerala Style Prawns Or Chemmeen Fry

Here is another easy and quick Kerala style prawns / chemmeen fry recipe. This is a spicy dish, well flavored with pepper and other spices.  Spicy Prawns Roast is a typical Kerala Style seafood delicacy. It is also very popular in Kerala toddy shop menu.

Try this delicious recipe and enjoy the original Kerala taste.

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Kerala Style Prawns Or Chemmeen  Fry
Prep time              : 10 minutes
Cooking time       : 15minutes
Total time             : 25 minutes
Servings       : 4
Category     : Side dish
Cuisine        : Kerala , South Indian
Ingredients:
1 Cup prawns or chemmeen ( cleaned)
1 Inch ginger
5-6 Garlic cloves
1/2 Cup shallots
3-4 Green chilies
1/4 Teaspoon black pepper powder
1/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 Tablespoon coriander powder
1 Teaspoon red chili powder
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 Cup water
Curry leaves
Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Clean and wash the prawns.
  • Coarsely crush ginger and garlic.

Method:

  • In a mud pot add prawns, crushed ginger-garlic ,black pepper, turmeric powder, red chili powder ,coriander powder and salt. Mix everything together.
  • Add 1-cup water. Cover and cook on a medium flame for 10-15 minutes or cook till the water from prawns get absorbed and the prawns are well coated with masala.
  • Now , heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves , shallots and green chilies. Sauté until translucent.
  • Add in the cooked prawns and mix well. Fry it over a low heat for few more minutes or till both sides are crispy.
  • When the prawns start to crisp and turn golden brown remove from heat.
  • Serve warm with steamed rice and enjoy!

 

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