Prawn Curry With Coconut

Prawn(Chemmeen) curry with coconut masala

Prawn Curry With Coconut

Prawn(Chemmeen) curry with coconut masala

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By Rosy Mathew

Published On: 26 Aug 2002

Rating: 4
4 Votes, 3 Reviews
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20 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Soak the tamarind pods in a teacup of hot water for 10 - 15 mins and extract the pulp.

Step 2

Rinse the prawns and drain well.

Step 3

Put the desiccated coconut in a bowl with 300 ml/0.5 pint of the water and leave for 10 mins.

Step 4

Blend the desiccated coconut with the soaking liquid and strain to get a creamy milk. Set the leftover pulp on one side.

Step 5

Place the creamy milk in a saucepan.

Step 6

Add the creamed coconut, peas, curry leaves, green chilly, ginger, tomatoes and tamarind pulp.

Step 7

Cover and allow to simmer for 10 - 15 mins.

Step 8

Heat 1 x 5 ml spoon/1 tsp of the ghee or oil in a separate pan.

Step 9

Gently fry the fenugreek seeds, coriander and red chillies, until the fenugreek turns light brown.

Step 10

:- Do not let the mixture burn and darken.

Step 11

Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Step 12

Blend this mixture with the reserved coconut pulp and the remaining water to make a fine paste.

Step 13

Heat a further 1 x 15 ml/1 Tbsp of the ghee or oil.

Step 14

Fry the prawns, until dry.

Step 15

Add the blended paste and gently fry for 5 - 6 mins.

Step 16

Transfer and stir this into the simmering coconut milk mixture.

Step 17

Add salt.

Step 18

Simmer, covered, for 15 - 20 mins.

Step 19

Before serving, fry the onion in the remaining ghee or oil and spoon it over the prawn curry.

Step 20

:- If preferred, remove the chilli halves.

Step 21

:- Serve Prawn Curry with boiled rice.

Fred Rozario

Absolutely Delicious!!! I used 2 serrano green chillies and left the seeds in to make it hotter Rosy, you are awesome. Thank you.

satya nair

Excellent recipe and great taste.. but takes a while to cook and lot of time in the kitchen.

vijay & katherine

Lovely recipe very enjoyable if you like coconuts. Mild but at the same time does not lack in flavour. Rosy rocks! Thanks Rosy.

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