Prawn Theeyal

Prawns(Chemmeen) cooked in fried coconut masala

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Prawn Theeyal

Prawns(Chemmeen) cooked in fried coconut masala

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By rashmi nambiar

Published On: 30 Sep 2005

Rating: 4
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40 Minutes
Served : 6
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Step 1

Cook prawns in water along with salt and turmeric powder.

Step 2

When cooked, add vaalampuli diluted in around 1 cup of water.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.

Step 4

Splutter mustard seeds.

Step 5

Add small onions, green chillies, curry leaves, ginger and garlic and fry, till the onions turn light brown.

Step 6

Add the above into the prawns.

Step 7

Heat up a pan or a kadai.

Step 8

Add coconut, small onions, pepper and fenugreek seeds and fry well.

Step 9

When the coconut turns nice and brown, take the pan off the fire.

Step 10

Add chilly powder, coriander powder and sautT in the heat of the pan.

Step 11

Grind the above into a fine paste.

Step 12

Add it to the simmering curry.

Step 13

Let the curry simmer on a very low flame for around 30 mins, till the gravy thickens.

Step 14

Shake or tilt the vessel now and then so that it doesn¦t get burnt.

Step 15

:- Do not stir with a ladle.

Step 16

Fry coconut pieces( 1*1 cm) in another pan.

Step 17

Add the above fried coconut pieces into the curry.

Step 18

:- Serve warm.
:- It tastes best when it is prepared in a meen chatti.


hey actually my best friend`s name is also rashmi nambiar. thts why checked this out.. will def try it out n let u know ok.. anyways my advance rating.. cos my mom makes it for me whenever i go home.. n its yummy!!

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