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Monday, March 22, 2010

Chemmeen Masala / Shrimp Masala


Cooked Prawns in thick Masala Gravy prepared in a traditional Kerala style.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Prawns(Cleaned) - 1 lb
  • Sliced Onion- 1 no
  • Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
  • Chopped Garlic - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies(Slit) - 4 nos
  • Grated Coconut - ¼ cup
  • Fish Tamarind (kudam puli) - 2 nos
  • Redchilli powder - 1½ tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala Powder- 1tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Coconut Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

PREPARATION METHOD:
  • Soak kudampuli in water.
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan add Grated coconut and saute till brown.
  • Add ½ tsp chilly powder and ½ tsp coriander powder and stir for a few minutes.
  • Remove from fire and allow to cool.
  • Grind it to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add sliced Onions, Green Chilly and saute, till they turn golden brown colour.
  • Add the 1 tsp chilli Powder ,1 ½ tsp Corriander Powder, Turmeric Powder and the Garam masala and stir well till raw smell goes.
  • Add the prawns, kudampuli, salt and little water to this and mix well.
  • Cover the pan and cook in medium heat.
  • Once the prawns are cooked add the coconut paste and let it boil .
  • Once the gravy is thickened, add curry leaves and remove from fire.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice, Chappathi, Bread.

2 comments:

  1. hi...thanks for the wonderful recipe..i tried it yesterday..it was simply toooo goood... :):) thnku lekshmi...

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    1. Thanks for trying out and thanks for the feeback.

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