Malabar Cuisine, influenced by various cultures, has an extensive variety of mouthwatering dishes in its repertoire. Chemmeen Ilayada, is a Malabari seafood dish known for its unique style of preparation and its flavorful taste.
|Chilli Powder||½ tbsp|
|Turmeric Powder||1 tbsp|
|Grated Coconut||2 cups|
|Rice Flour||500 gms|
Heat oil in a pan and saute the sliced onion, tomatoes, green chillies and chopped garlic. Stir well. Next, add the turmeric and red chilli powders and salt. Mix well. Now add the shrimps/prawns and stir gently. As the prawns begin to change colour add the grated coconut and some water. Continue stirring the mixture and cook till done.
Dampen the rice flour to make a dough and divide the dough into small balls. Take a piece of plantain leaf and place a rice ball on it. Flatten the ball on the plantain leaf to take the shape of a disc. Add the Chemmeen Masala on one half of the flattened dough. Fold the plantain leaf so the disc is folded with the filling inside. Assemble a few such wrapped discs and steam for about 15 minutes.