Chemmeen Molee / Prawn Molee

Chemmeen molee

Chemmeen Moli / Prawn Moli

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Prawns / chemmeen – 18 – 20, cleaned

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – As required

2. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

4. Onion – 3/4 cup, thinly sliced and halved

Green chilies – 3 slit

Ginger – 1 tsp, thinly sliced or finely chopped

Garlic – 2 small cloves, chopped

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5. Medium thick coconut milk – 1 cup or as required

Vinegar – 3/4 tsp (optional)

6. Thick coconut milk – 1/4 cup

7. Tomato – 1 small, cut into thin rounds

8. Fresh ground pepper – 1/4 tsp

9. Salt – To taste

10. Coconut oil – 1 – 2 tsp


Combine cleaned prawns with turmeric powder and salt. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Heat coconut oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds. Add onion, green chilies,  ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Saute for a few minutes until onion turns translucent. Add marinated prawns and mix well. Add medium thick coconut milk, vinegar if using, salt to taste and cook for 5 – 7 minutes at low heat. Add thick coconut milk and tomato slices. Taste-check for salt. Cook for a minute or two at low heat. Add fresh ground pepper and 1 – 2 tsp coconut oil. Switch off. It tastes best after sometime. Serve with bread, appam or idiyappam.

Chemmeen Molee

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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