Malabar Chemmeen Curry (Prawns) recipe
A scrumptios prawn curry cooked in a clay pot.
Ingredients for Malabar Chemmeen Curry (Prawns) recipe
1 kg cleaned and deveined prawns
1/4 cup oil
1 TBS ginger(julienne,long slices)
1 TBS garlic (paste)
2 serrano chillies (long slices)
1 TBS chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tomatoes (diced)
1 cup coconut milk(1st press set aside)
1-1/2 cup coconut milk (2nd &3rd press)
2 shallot's (diced)
Salt (to taste)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp shallots
Curry leaves for garnish
How to make Malabar Chemmeen Curry (Prawns)?
Mix the prawns,turmeric,garlic together and set aside for 30min. In a clay pot if available or saute pan heat the oil, saute the shallots, ginger, green chillies for about 10min until oil seperates. Add the chilli powder and saute for a few more minutes add diced tomatoes and then the prawns and 2nd and 3rd pressed milk (or half a can of coconut milk if fresh cannot be obtained)Cook the prawns for about 20-30min until the prawns turn a bright pink color and are not rubbery. Set aside. In a skillet fry some mustard seeds then add 1 tsp shallot and curry leaves. Pour onto curry and serve hot with rice or parotas.
Do not overcook the prawns, they will become rubbery.
This Recipe Submitted by :Bindu Radhakrishnan