Dried Prawns Chutney/ Unakka Chemmeen Chammanthi


1/2 cup dried prawns/ unakka chemmeen
1 cup grated coconut
3 shallots
3-4 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
small berry size tamarind
1 tsp oil


  1. Clean the dried prawns by removing its head and tail. Wash it in water and drain well.
  2. Heat a pan and dry roast the dried prawns for 3-5 minutes in medium flame. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat 1 tsp oil in the pan and add shallots and dry red chillies and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Grind the roasted dried prawns, shallots, dry red chillies, grated coconut, curry leaves, tamarind and salt together to a coarse mixture without adding water.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and serve as a side dish for rice…..


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