Unakka chemmeen curry - dry prawns in coconut sauce

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Dry Prawns/Shrimp - 1cup

Small Onion chopped - 1/2 cup

Green chili chopped - 2

Garlic crushed - 2 cloves

Curry leaves

Tomato chopped - 1

Chili powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Grated coconut - 1 cup

Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

Salt to taste


Mustard seeds


  • Clean the dried prawns and set aside. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • When they pop up add chopped onion and saute for 6-7 minutes.
  • Add crushed garlic, curry leaves and chopped green chiles and toss it for another 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomato, turmeric powder and chili powder and fry it for a minute.
  • Add the cleaned unakka chemmeen / dry shrimp and a cup of water and cook for 10-12 minutes or till its is done.
  • Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds and salt to taste ,to a paste and add this to the pan and bring to boil.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes and remove .
  • Serve warm.


Unakka chemmeen curry - Dry prawns in coconut sauce, photo 1
Unakka chemmeen curry - Dry prawns in coconut sauce, photo 2


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