Unakka chemmeen Chathachathu

Unakka chemmeen thenga chathachathu


1. Unakka chemmeen / dried prawns – 1/2 cup, cleaned

2. Grated coconut – 1/3 cup

   Green chilies (kanthari mulaku or bird’s eye chilies preferred) – 3, chopped

   Pearl onions – 3 – 4, roughly chopped

  Curry leaves – 3 – 4

  Salt – To taste


1. Roast the unakka chemmeen for a few minutes stirring continuously. Set aside to cool.

2. Put the roasted unakka chemmeen and all the other ingredients numbered 2  in the small jar of a mixie. Crush / pulse them a few times. Taste check for salt. Serve with rice and other side-dishes. We had it with rice, pineapple pulisseri, cherupayar thoran and vendakka mezhukkupuratti.

Unakka chemmeen thenga chathachathu

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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