Chemmeen muringakka curry / prawn drumstick curry

Main Dish
4 servings
16 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Chemmeen/Shrimp/Prawns :1/4 kg / 1/2 libra (Washed and Cleaned)

Muringakka/Drumstick :10 pieces (cut into lengthwise)

Green Chillies :2 nos (slit in centre)

Red chili powder :1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder :1/2 teaspoon

Garlic :2 cloves (crushed)

Ginger :1/2" piece (grated)

Salt to taste

For grinding :

Grated coconut :1/2cup

Turmeric powder :1/4 teaspoon

Green chillies :2nos

For seasoning :

Oil :2 teaspoons

Mustard Seeds :1/2 teaspoon

Fenugreek seed :1/4 teaspoon

Shallots/Pearl onion :3nos (sliced)

Curry leaves :1 sprig


  • In a pan, add 1cup of water and add drumstick, grated ginger, crushed garlic, turmeric and red chilli powder and bring to boil, when drumstick is half cooked, add the cleaned prawns, salt and cook until its done.
  • Grind the ingredients listed to be ground to a thick smooth paste with little water.(Take care while grinding it shouldn't be watery).
  • Add the grounded coconut paste and lower the fire and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan,splutter mustard, fenugreek seeds, add curry leaves and shallot saute till it turns to light brown and add to the curry.
  • Serve with rice and enjoy!!!


Chemmeen Muringakka Curry / Prawn Drumstick Curry, photo 1Chemmeen Muringakka Curry / Prawn Drumstick Curry, photo 2


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