Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nadan chemmeen (spicy keralas style prawns) masala

yesterday on international women'sday , my husband cooked  this wonderful & succulent prawn dish.Its really very easy  and quick to make.This is spicy kerala style prawn dish with lots of chilly and coconut .If you really like spicy stuff,then worth trying.
Here is the recipe ... I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Check out the flavours & tasty ingredients too!
  • 1/2 kg Prawns (medium sized)
  • 1tsp Ginger- garlic paste
  • 1tbsp Garlic ( chopped)
  • 2 onion (finely chopped)
  • 4-5 Green chillies,slit
  • 2spring Curry leaves
  • 1tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2tsp Pepper powder ( coarse)
  • 3tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2tsp Chilly powder
  • 1 cup Grated coconut
  • 1 big Lemon
  • 2-3tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2tbsp Tamarind pulp
Cooking Directions

  1. Wash,shell and devein the prawns.
  2. Then marinate the prawns in lime juice and salt for 30 minutes.
  3. Dry roast grated coconut till dark brown and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds,let it splutter,then add onion and curry leaves and green chillies and fry until light brown.
  5. Now add slit green chillies, and garlic and fry until onion turns to dark brown.
  6. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute,then add chilly powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder and pepper powder,saute till the raw smell goes off.
  7. Now its time to add  prawns.Saute it well with the masala,tamarind pulp and add a cup of water.Mix it well and cook,covered for 10 minutes or till the mixture is semi dry.
  8. Add roasted coconut and check the salt and cook till the prawns are well coated with the masala. When the dish is almost dry, its ready to serve.
  9. Serve hot with rice or appam/dosa.