Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Malabar Chemmeen(Shrimp) Masala

  • Chemmeen 1/2 kg
  • Onion 2 big
  • Tomato 2 small
  • Green Chilly 3 to 4
  • Ginger 1/2 tsp chopped
  • Garlic 1/2 tsp chopped
  • Chilly pdr 3 tsp
  • Turmeric pdr 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek pdr 1 pinch
  • Cumin pdr 1 pinch
  • Tamarind paste 2 tsp
  • Coconut milk 1/2 cup thick
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Oil
Clean and wash the shrimp. Heat oil in a kadai and add onions, tomato, garlic, ginger and green chilly and saute well. When it turns light brown, reduce the heat and add chilly pdr and turmeric pdr and saute well. Add the shrimp into it. Mix rqd amount of water and tamarind paste and stir it well. Cook it in medium flame. Once it is well done, lower the flame and add the coconut milk and mix well. Remove from heat and add small amount of cumin pdr and fenugreek pdr.

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  1. The 'shrimp' tails look awesome ;))

  2. I tried this recipe....Came out good..I added 1/2tsp coriander powder also....

  3. Commendable recipe!. Turned out well.
    One might want to be careful with the amount of green chillies added initially.
    Also adding extra milk/ a little bit of cream gives the curry a richness. Good one Kaypunyam!. Keep posting. :)