Prawns/ Chemmeen Thoran


1/2 kg ( 1 cup) prawns/ chemmeen, cleaned
1 cup shallots, sliced into round pieces
1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
4 shallots
5-6 green chillies
2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2-3 dry red chillies
curry leaves
1 tbsp oil


  1. Crush grated coconut, chilli powder, turmeric powder, 4 green chillies and 4 shallots together to a mixture (thoran mixture).
  2. Heat a pan or manchatti/ clay pot and add oil. Splutter mustard seeds and add dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Add ginger chopped and saute. Add sliced shallots and 1-2 sliced green chillies and saute for few minutes.
  4. Add cleaned prawns and mix well for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add crushed mixture, 1 – 1 1/2 cup water and salt and mix well.
  6. Cover and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes.
  7. Open the lid, stir well for 1-2 minutes till all the water dries up..Remove from flame and serve with rice…


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