Trissur Style Prawn Curry

Chemmeen manga curry

Trissur Style Prawn Curry Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4)

 

  1. Prawns – 400 – 500 gm, cleaned (Medium or small prawns works best for this recipe)
  2. Ginger –  1/2 inch, thinly sliced 
  3. Pearl onions / kochulli – 7 – 8, sliced
  4. Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Chilly powder – 2 tsp
  7. Coconut milk (thin) – 1.5 cup
  8. Coconut oil – 1 tsp
  9. Mango, sour – 1 small peeled and cubed ( You can use kudam puli / gamboge instead. If the mango is not very sour, you can use a piece of kudampuli along with the mangoes  pieces)
  10. Coconut milk (thick) – 2 – 3 tbsp
  11. Green chilies – 2, slit
  12. Salt – To taste

To season

  1. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  2. Pearl onions – 8, thinly sliced
  3. Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Method

1. In a clay pot or any deep pan, add the ginger, pearl onions, curry leaves, turmeric powder and chilly powder.  Pour around 1.5 cup thin coconut milk, a tsp of coconut oil and boil this gravy until it reaches a slightly thick consistency.

2. Now bring down the heat to medium-low and add the mango pieces. Cook for a few minutes. Next add prawns  and cook at medium-low heat for around 7 – 8 minutes gently swirling the pan in between. When the prawns are done and gravy thickens, add 2 slit green chilies,  2 – 3 tbsp thick coconut milk and a few curry leaves. Adjust the salt and switch off.

3. Heat coconut oil in a small pan and add the sliced pearl onions. Fry until they turn brown. Add a few curry leaves and stir for a few seconds until crisp. Pour over the prawn curry. Do not omit this step as it gives a nice aroma and flavor to the curry. Cover the pan with its lid and keep aside for at least 15 minutes for the flavors to set. Serve with rice. Enjoy!!

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Chemmeen manga curry - Trissur style

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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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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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