Ethakka Unakka Chemmeen Ularthiyathu

Ethakka Unakka Chemmeen Ularthiyathu

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Recipe courtesy – Slightly adapted from November Rose

1. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp

2. Garlic – 3 – 4 small, crushed

Shallots –8 – 10, crushed

Curry leaves – A few

3. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Crushed chilly flakes – 3/4 tsp

4. Ethakka / raw plantain – 1 medium-large, peeled and cut into pieces

5. Dried prawns – 1/4 + 1/3 cup

5. Salt – To taste


1. Heat coconut oil in a kadai / pan over medium-high heat. Add crushed garlic, shallots, curry leaves and a pinch of salt. Saute until light golden. Add turmeric powder and crushed chilly flakes. Mix well. Add plantain pieces, salt and 1/4 cup crushed prawns. Mix well. Add 1/4 cup water and cook covered stirring once or twice in between until plantain pieces are done. Open the lid and add remaining dried shrimp. Mix well. Cook for a few minutes. Add extra coconut oil, if required. Switch off. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Ethakka Unakka Chemmeen Ularthiyathu

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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