Unakka chemmeen curry - dry prawns in coconut sauce

Main Dish
4 servings
Very Easy
35 min




Preparation15 min
Cook time20 min
  • 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.
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