Chemmeen (Dried Prawn) Koottaan

by SobhaKesavan
Chemmeen is the most desired ingredient loved by almost everyone. This is is very easy & delicious dish made in earthen pots which enhance the flavor.This typical Kerala style dish is the best accompaniment with rice.
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 4
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Instructions
  1. Remove the head portion (especially the eyes which are seen in black colour) of the Prawns and roast the Prawn in medium flame for about five minutes and keep it separately.
  2. Peel the Mango, cut it and remove the seed and further cut it into medium size pieces
  3. Heat the grated Coconut (stir the coconut occasionally) separately until its colour turns into golden
  4. Heat the grated Coconut (stir the coconut occasionally) separately until its colour turns into golden
  5. Then add the Coriander powder and Red Chilli powder into the coconut and stir the mix for about 3 minutes and keep the mix to cool. When the mix is cooled, grind it in paste form adding some water and keep the paste separately.
  6. Heat Water in a Cheenachatty or cooking vessel and add the chopped Mango, Green Chilli, Onion and Ginger into the hot water
  7. Allow to cook this mix for some time
  8. Then add the roasted Prawn and masala paste along with Turmeric powder into the mix
  9. Add some more water, if required and stir it well and allow to boil it for further 5 minutes.
  10. Heat Oil in a frying pan and fry the chopped Shallots in the oil
  11. When the colour of the Shallots turns into golden, add it into the already cooked Koottaan and stir it well. Chemmeen Koottaan is ready and it can be served with cooked rice/tapioca/Dosa etc.
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