Cabbage – Dried Prawns / Unakka Chemmeen Thoran


1 1/2 cup cabbage, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried prawns, cleaned
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
small piece ginger, finely chopped
3/4 cup grated coconut
a pinch of cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. In a pan, add cleaned dried prawns and dry roast it for few minutes and keep it aside.
  2. Grind grated coconut and cumin seeds together to a coarse mixture. Keep it aside.
  3. In a bowl, add chopped cabbage, crushed coconut mixture, chopped onion, green chillies, ginger, turmeric powder and salt and mix well with your hand.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.
  5. Add cabbage mixture to this and mix well. Sprinkle little water and cook covered on low flame, stirring occasionally.
  6. When half cooked, add dried prawns and mix well. Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes on low flame till done.
  7. Then remove the lid and stir well for 1-2 minutes till all the water dries up…Remove from flame and serve with rice…


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