Chemmeen Masala Thoran

Chemmeen Thoran

Ingredients

1. Prawns / Chemmeen –  300 – 400 gm (or around 30 – 35 jumbo prawns cleaned, washed and halved)

2. Pearl onions / kochulli – 15 – 20, sliced and halved into 4 pieces

    Green chilies – 3, slit

    Ginger – 1 inch, chopped

    Coconut flakes / thenga kothu – 3 tbsp

    Curry leaves – 1 sprig

3. Grated coconut – 1.5 – 2 cups

4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

   Chilly powder – 1.5 – 2 tsp

   Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

   Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp

   Fennel powder / perumjeeraka podi – 3/4 tsp

5. Coconut oil – 1 + 2 tsp

    Salt – As required

Method

1. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in an earthen pot / meen chatti at medium heat. Add ingredients numbered 2 and saute for about 5 minutes until their raw taste is gone. Switch off and set aside to cool.

2. To the cooled mixture add grated coconut, enough salt and ingredients numbered 4. Combine everything well with your fingers (njeruduka). Add the washed and cleaned prawns and around 1/4 cup water. Mix everything well and cook covered at medium heat for about 12 – 15 minutes until all the water is evaporated and prawns are done. Add 2 – 3 tsp coconut oil and a few curry leaves. Close with a lid. Set aside for 10 minutes. Mix well. Serve with rice and any gravy.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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