Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Chemmeen / Prawns Theeyal

There are certain curries, you will not be satisfied having just a little and end up having a large meal. This is one such curry for me. I heard about chemmeen theeyal from a friend and how good it tasted. She is so right and i am hooked.


1 lb - Prawns, cleaned
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
2 to 3 piece - Kodampuli
Salt to taste

Dry roast & grind to paste

1 cup - Grated coconut
2 tsp - Red chili powder
2 to 3 tsp - Coriander powder
2 pinch - Fenugreek powder / Uluva


1 tbsp - Coconut bits / Thenga kothu
4 - Shallots, sliced
2 - Green chili, slit in center
2 sprig - Curry leaves
Coconut oil


1 ) Clean prawns and marinate with turmeric powder and salt. Set aside. Wash kodampuli and soak in little water.

2 ) In a pan, dry roast grated coconut till light brown in color. Then add red chili, coriander and fenugreek powder. Stir for a minute, take off the stove and cool. Grind to a smooth paste with water.

3 ) Heat Coconut oil in a saucepan, add coconut bit and fry lightly. Then add shallots, green chili and curry leaves. Lightly fry the ingredients.

4 ) Add marinated prawns, ground coconut paste, kodampuli and enough water to make a gravy. Cook to a boil and simmer. Adjust salt as to taste. Simmer and cook till prawns is cooked.

Serve hot with rice and let me know if you are hooked or not.


Mishmash ! said...

ho! kandittu kothiyavunnu .....what you said is true, when you have such dishes, you end up eating more food :) Feel like going and buying some prawn immdtly ;)


Priya Bhaskaran said...

just made chemmeen peera and you are here with theeyal....I am hungry now seeing this...

Asha said...

YUM!!! Sounds spicy and delicious.Thanks Pravs:)

Sharmi said...

hey Pravs, I usually like all theeyal . Yours looks nice. must be great

Seena said...

first time in your blog..vannappol thanne nalla adipoli curry..I like this with pathiri and puttu.. tastes great..

Sig said...

wow prawns theeyal, thats new to me.... I love all theeyals, prawns are just icing on the cake :). Adding to my to-try list.

Kribha said...

looks like the curry served in restaurants. I usually make a dry version. will try your recipe next time.Thanks for sharing.

VINI said...

looks yummy...perfect recipe for my weekend meal :).

Reena said...

you are right. with theeyals i can finish a lot of rice and prawn theeyal tastes the best. your picture is very appetizing. kothi aavunnu:). i have prawns in my freezer and know what exactly to make for dinner.

KitchenFairy said...

Looks Yummy..I need only little gravy of that curry to finish one plate of rice..

Anonymous said...

It definitely looks yummy.... i just wish someone would actually try it out and then post it to this blog.... i am going to try out the recipe.. still looking on the web... if i try it this out.. will definitely post back...

Raks said...

First time to your site great recipes,sure want to try a few right away.Just wanted to know what to use instead of the kerala tamrind,can I use regular one.


really tasty! nice shot .Add 1\2tspn black pepper powder along with the coconut & reduce the chilly powder it'll be even more tasty