Malabar Chemmeen Roast

Malabar chemmeen roast

Ingredients

1. Chemmeen / shrimp – 15 – 17, cleaned

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

2. Coconut oil – 2.5 tbsp

3. Pearl onions – 1/2 cup, thinly sliced (You can use 3/4 cup sliced and halved big onion instead)

Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

4. Tomato – 1 small, chopped

5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri chilli powder – 3/4 tsp

Meat masala powder / garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

6. Coconut milk – 1/3 cup, medium thick

7. Cilantro – 2 tbsp, chopped

8. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Combine the cleaned shrimp with a pinch of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder and salt.

2. Heat 2 – 2.5 tbsp coconut oil in a pan and fry the shrimp on both sides until 3/4th done or for about 2 – 4 mts.  Transfer to a plate. In the remaining oil, saute sliced pearl onion until transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste, a pinch of salt and saute until golden. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and chopped tomatoes. Mix well and cook for a few minutes until their raw taste disappears. Add garam masala powder and cook for a minute. Next add coconut milk, salt to taste and mix well. Finally add the fried shrimp. Mix well and cook covered for 3 – 4 minutes. Sprinkle cilantro, a pinch of garam masala powder and slit green chilies. Keep covered for a minute. Mix well and serve hot with rice or chapathis.

Malabar chemmeen roast

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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