Unakka Chemmeen Curry

A Very Tasty Kerala Dish

Unakka Chemmeen Curry

A Very Tasty Kerala Dish

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

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By Nandini Menon

Published On: 09 Aug 2014

Rating: 3
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15 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

  • Dried prawn : 1/2 cup
    Raw Mango : 2 nos
    Drumstick : 1 no
    Grated coconut : 1/2 cup
    Dried red chillies : 3 to 5 nos
    Coriander seeds : 2 tsp
    Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
    Shallots sliced roundly and lengthwise : ½ cup each
    Curry leaves : few

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1

Roast prawns in a pan. No need to use oil for roasting.

Step 2

Remove it from pan and add grated coconut in the same pan and roast till all moisture evaporates.

Step 3

At this stage add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and continue roasting.

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Step 4

When coconut's colour turns golden and add red chillies and coriander.

Step 5

Roast till nice aroma of the ingredients ejected from the mixture.

Step 6

Let this mixture cool and after that grind this mixture in a mixer along with turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of roasted dried prawns.

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Step 7

Take a mud pot and transfer the remaining prawns, mango and drumstick cut into pieces, ground masala, shallots sliced lengthwise & enough salt.

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Step 8

Add enough water and cook, closing the pot with a lid till the ingredients cooked - that is almost 10 minutes.

Step 9

Remove from fire. Place a frying pan on fire and pour in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

Step 10

Add chopped shallots in it and fry till color turns golden brown.

Step 11

Add curry leaves into it and season prawn curry with this.

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Step 12

Serve hot with rice.

Step 13

Note : A very typical Kerala dish used in all the regions of Kerala.The ingredients vary in accordance with seasons.

Step 14

During the season of jack fruit, jack fruit seeds are added in it. If it is not mango seasons, mango is substituted with tomato.

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