Chemmeen – Kovakka / Prawns – Ivy Gourd Thoran


250 gm prawns, cleaned
15 kovakka/ ivy gourd, chopped
1 cup grated coconut
1 onion, chopped
3-4 green chillies, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves


  1. Cook cleaned prawns with chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt adding enough water till done. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.
  3. Add crushed garlic, chopped onion and green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add chopped kovakka, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Sprinkle 1-2 tbsp water and cook covered in low flame till done, stirring occasionally.
  6. Then add cooked prawns and mix well.
  7. Add grated coconut, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Remove from flame and serve with rice…


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