Unakka Chemmeen – Chutta Mulaku Chathachathu

Unakka chemmeen - chutta mulaku chammanthi

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

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

Dried red chilies – 3 – 4 (Adjust according to your spice tolerance)

Pearl onions – 3 small

Grated coconut – 1/4 cup heaped

Curry leaves – A few

Salt – To taste

Method

1. Arrange the dried red chilies on a metallic skewer (I used a pappada kambi) and place on a flame and roast until it it gets charred and turns slightly blackish.

2. Dry roast the unakka chemmeen for a few minutes at medium heat. Set aside to cool down.

3. Crush the roasted dried prawns, dried red chilies, pearl onions, curry leaves and grated coconut in the small jar of a mixie (pulse 3 – 4 times). Serve with rice and other side-dishes. We had it with muthira thoran, potato thoran, omelet and kanni manga achar.

Unakka chemmeen - chutta mulaku chathachathu

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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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