Chemmeen Pachakku Arachathu

Chemmeen Pachakku Arachathu

Ingredients

1. Prawns / chemmeen – 400 gm (I used around 20 – 25 jumbo prawns)

2. Ginger – 1 inch, chopped

    Pearl onions – 4 – 5, sliced

    Green chilies – 4, slit

    Curry leaves – 1 sprig

3. Drumstick – 1, cut into 2 inch pieces and slit

4. Kudam puli / gamboge – 4 pieces,  soaked in enough water and torn into small pieces

5. Grated coconut – 1.5 cup

6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Chilly powder – 1.5 tsp

    Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp

    Fenugreek powder – 1/4 tsp

    Pearl onions – 4 – 5

7. Salt – To taste

8. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

Method

1. Grind the grated coconut along with the ingredients numbered 6 to a fine paste.

2. In a clay pot, add the washed and cleaned prawns, ground coconut paste, drumstick pieces, chopped ginger, green chilies, sliced pearl onions , kudam puli pieces, salt and enough water (around 1 cup)and cook at medium heat until the raw taste of coconut, onions and ginger is gone and prawns are done. It will take about 15 – 20 minutes. (If there is a lot of gravy, open and cook for the last few minutes). Add a few curry leaves. Switch off. Pour a tbsp of coconut oil over the curry. Set aside for 10 mts. Serve with rice.

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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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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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