February 22, 2010

CHEMEEN VARATTIYATHU (Prawns dry dish)

Chemeen Varattiyathu

 
Prawns is one of my favourite dish which i cnanot avoid especially if its home made :).. When I was pregnant I used to crave for a prawn dish. But since I was working at that time I couldnt get enough time to clean for hours and then make it. I used to feel sad that no one was there to make it for me at times. But then now I m proud that I went through all of it alone and am a proud mom :)..


I made this recipe on behalf of my dear friend bloggers Tina and Reshmi. They are expecting their bundle of joy and I would like to take this oppurtunity to show my happiness for their joy yet to come :)..


Tina, Reshmi, I m not sure whether u like prawns or not.... But this is for u guys :)




Ingredients:


Prawns - 1 kg
Shallots - approx of 20-25 nos chopped
Green Chilli - 3-4 nos slit
Ginger chopped - a big piece
Garlic chopped - 4 big cloves
Coconut pieces - 1/4 cup (tengakottu)
Gamboge - 1 piece (kudampulli)
Curry leaves - 3 strings
Red Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut Oil - 1tbsp




For Masala Powder:


Fennel Seeds - 1 tbsp (perinjeerakam)
Pepper corns - 1/2 tbsp
Cinnamon sticks - 4 nos small
Clove - 1 no
Green Cardamom - 1 no


For Mariantion:


Masala powder
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 lemon




Preparation :


Grind the masala and mix in with the prawns along with turmeric powder and lemon juice. Keep aside for 20 - 30 mins.


Keep the pulli in water to get softened.
In a pan, heat oil, then add in the onions, green chilli, ginger and garlic and saute till onions become transparent. Add in all the powders and saute till oil leaves the sides and then add in the coconut slices and curry leaves. Combine well and add in the marianted prawns. to calen the leftover masala add a bit water and put into the mix. Put in the pulli only and cover and cook on low flame till prawns are cooked.Then open lid and cook on low flame till dry and roasted. Simple and tasty isnt??









Cheers,


Neetz ;)

18 comments:

3 hungry tummies said...

Certainly looks good to me!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Prawn looks delicious, it's my favorite too, addition of shallots add sweetness to the dish....

Tina said...

Thankuuu dear....Eeee garbhiniye orthallooooo..Prawns ente fav anu....Ente vayaru niranju kettooo...Kothiyavunnu.

Sushma Mallya said...

i love prawns and would love to try out your delicious version neetz...

Priya said...

Tempting prawn fry...delicious!!

Vrinda said...

kidilan chemmeen fry...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Shrimp curry looks impressive and great presentation dear

tasteofsaras said...

Woww that a delicious platter of prawns you got there..looks yummmy yum yum:)

AshKuku said...

I simply love prawns in any form & prep..... Lovely!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Reshmi said...

hmm..auspicious....fabulous....enthinaa engne kothipikunathu neetz kutty....

Jyoti V said...

Hi,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog..hope to see again...

U got nice blog dear..cool collection of recipes..:)

Cicily Antony said...

chemmen varattiyathu is so deli...drooling here...

kothiyavunu said...

eswara..vayil kappalodan thodaghi...chemmeen kanichinghane kothipikkathe neetz.. Its my favourite too.........am drooling cing the picture

Gita said...

nice presentation dear...I too love this curry...your looks very tasty :)

Fathima said...

so so so tempting!

Anu said...

wow mouthwatering dear..

Aparna said...

So tempting..profile pic luks gr8

jetSpeed said...

yum yum, am def.going to give it a try soon as u try my shrimp scampi lol

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