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Chemmeen Kari or Prawns Curry

Category - Kerala Cuisine

Chemmeen Kari or Prawns Curry

Chemman Kari or Prawns Curry is a popular non-vegetarian Tribal Cuisine of Kerala.

Prawns (chemmeen)    250 g
Chilli powder    1 tsp
Turmeric powder    ½ tsp
Coriander powder    2 tsp
Pepper powder    ½ tsp
Crushed ginger    a pinch
Garlic    2 pods
Green chilli    4 to 5
Coconut oil    2 tsp
Curry leaves    
Coccum (kudampuli)    2 or 3
Cumin (roasted and powdered)    1 tsp
Salt    to taste

Method of preparation
Heat some water in an earthen vessel. Put turmeric powder, cut pieces of green chillies, chilli powder, coriander powder, crushed ginger and coccum. Leave the ingredients like that for some time.

Next, add the prawns and cover the vessel. After some time, remove the cover and into the boiling ingredients add crushed garlic. Stir nicely. Into this add pepper powder and stir well.

Next, take a small pan and heat some oil. Put some mustard and curry leaves and stir. You can now add this on top of the cooked prawns.


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