Malabar Chemmeen Curry (Prawns)
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Author sreya85 Yield No Value
Published Aug 19, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Non Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Shrimp Standing Time 1 hour

Recipe of Malabar Chemmeen Curry (Prawns)

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Black Pepper 1/2 Teaspoons
Salt To Taste
Coconut Milk 1 Cup
Tomatoes 2 Numbers
Turmeric Powder 1/2 Teaspoons
Chilli Powder 1 Tablespoons
Serrano Chillies (long Slices) 2 Numbers
Garlic (paste) 1 Tablespoons
Ginger(julienne,long Slices) 1 Tablespoons
Oil 1/4 Cup
Prawns 1000 Grams
Mustard Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Shallots 1/2 Teaspoons
Curry Leaves To Taste


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.

Recipe Tips

Do not overcook the prawns, they will become rubbery
Posted Aug 19, 2007

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Shivdeep Aug 20, 2009
Your site has taken almost all the recipes from Thangam Philip's book - Modern Cookery for Teaching and The Trade. Nowhere do you state that you have taken the recipes from her book. Also in this recipe you have stolen the photo from ( Derive your own recipes instead of copying word by word. Please note that this is copyright violation and you would be prosecuted.

Ravi Dec 29, 2008
This was an instant hit with my wife. She told me that it reminded her of her mom's chemeen curry. Now that is a BIG compliment. The only difference is that her mom uses tamarind paste instead of tomatos. Anyways, this is really easy to make and is awesome.

Menon Feb 3, 2008
Dear Vah chef,
I appreciate your efforts. But I do not know where u are getting the name for the curries. Malabar is a name for northern Kerala. This dish says it is Goan. Also the description says it has pork in it.. It is weard!!!!!!!!!!

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