Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chemmeen Roast

It's been 4 years of blogging and i hardly took a break. When i did take a break, i felt so lazy and not motivated enough to get back to blogging. Now here i am, hoping some of you missed me and looking forward to some more posts from me :) A dear friend ' S ' shared with me this chemmeen roast recipe. I was delighted by the taste and wanted to blog immediately.

Ingredients

50 to 60 counts - Prawns, big size
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
Salt to taste

To crush


1 - Green chili
1'' piece - Ginger
8 to 10 flakes - Garlic

Other Ingredients

3/4 cup - Shallots / Small onion, chopped
3 tbsp - Coconut chopped to bits, (thenga kothu )
2.5 to 3 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder/ kashmiri chili powder
1 to 1.5 tsp - Black pepper powder
1/2 to 3/4 tsp - Fennel / perumjeera powder
3 to 4 stalks - Curry leaves

Method

1 ) Devein and clean prawns well. Add turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Cook prawns, covered with a lid, on low heat till cooked. Take off stove.

2 ) In a kadai / wok, add coconut oil and warm it up. Now add shallots, coconut bits and fry till onion turns pinkish. Now add green chili- garlic-ginger crushed to the pan and fry till it turns lightly brown. Now add coriander powder, red chili powder and pepper powder. Lightly fry the powders in coconut oil.

3 ) Add cooked prawns, stir and mix in with the ingredients. Adjust salt to taste. Add curry leaves little by little in between. Then sprinkle fennel powder, little by little. Stir and fry the prawns, adding more coconut oil. Fry till the prawns turns brownish.



Serve hot as a side dish.

18 comments:

Jisha said...

nice to see your post again...:)...chemmeen roast looks delicious and perfect...keep blogging...

Anonymous said...

Thank u Pravs for coming back..
I visit ur site everyday to c if some new post has come up. u have no idea how much i missed the new posts. i have been wondering y this delay.. and was thinking that u were pre - occupied by any 'visheshams'. :):) do post recipes atleast twice a month if u can.. dont be gone for so long..
Love, A visitor from Phnx

Pravs said...

Jisha and Anonymous : Thank you so much. Feel so happy to know my absence was felt. Anonymous ( if only i knew your name ) So sweet of you to check on me every day. I will do my best to keep blogging. Love you guys :)

sindhu said...

so nice to c ur post after a long break....

Pravs said...

Sindhu : Thank you so much for this recipe. It was too good :)

D said...

Love your blog. And yes, we missed you A LOT! Oh, welcome back!! :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Dear Pravs..so happy to see you back dear
Chemmeen roast looks superb,spicy and delicious.

xandra said...

Looks so delicious..simple yet mouthwatering recipe.

Sushma Mallya said...

looks mouthwatering...

Pravs said...

D : Thank you :) It's a overwhelming feeling to know my posts are well received and missed.

Suja : Thank you dear :)

Xandra : Thank you :)

Sushma : Thank you :)

Subi said...

Havoo. thirichu vannu:-) No more breaks okay. Looks yum yum.

mom22boys said...

thanks pravs for this yummy recipe. keep blogging ! your recipes are fantastic...:)

KennQ29 said...

thanks for posting this. i really like this recipe. two thumbs up for this blog. please keep on posting recipes like this, keep it up and God bless!

Pravs said...

kennQ29 : Thank you so much ! :)

Anonymous said...

So glad to see that you're posting again and thanks so much for all your lovely recipes. I live in the Highlands of Scotland very very far away from any Indian shops (pasta is in the World Food section in our supermarket and bananas and grapes are tropical fruit!)But I order spices online and we rear our own mutton and live by the sea where we catch lots of fish and shellfish. I love being able to use recipes which aren't traditional for me!

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Many thanks for following my blog :) I am fascinated by your life, where you live by the sea and catch lots of fish and selfish. It must be great to have fresh catch to cook. Do try my recipes and i would love to hear the outcome :)

SpicyWorld said...

hi dear,,
chemmeen roast looks tempting,,,sure i'll try

Seafood Recipe said...

Wow those are looks delicious and mouthwatering i feel very much an-siting when i made this chemmen roast.Thank tou for sharing with us.
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